MCDONOUGH, Ga. - Police are working to track down the person who shot 19-year-old Jerod Whitaker at a home on George W. Lemon Drive. The teen was shot in the back at close range and rushed to the hospital for surgery. He is expected to survive.

While investigators don't yet have a motive for the shooting, they do believe drugs played a role in the incident.

Police said the alleged shooter goes by the name of "Bama," and drove away after the shooting in an older model tan 4-door Ford Explorer.

If you have any information about the shooting, give Marietta police detective J. Cooper a call 470-878-1087.

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