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Barrage of gunfire shocks elderly mother and her daughter, Griffin Police say

Police are now searching for the vehicle caught in the video.

GRIFFIN, Ga. — Griffin Police are searching for a car involved in a drive-by shooting that happened early Tuesday morning, the agency said.

A social media post from the Griffin Police Department states someone fired several rounds of gunshots into a home at 220 N 5th Street around 1 a.m. 

Two women — a mother and daughter — live inside.

According to a police report, several callers told authorities they heard nearly 40 shots near N 5th Street and East Chappell Street. Officers said one of the shots just missed the elderly woman by "inches."

The other resident, a 49-year-old woman who is the daughter of the 78-year-old elderly woman, told officers she was lying in bed when she heard someone shooting at her home. That's when she said she took cover as gunshots scattered sheetrock dust from the walls across her bedroom.

Police found at least 11 rifle casings on the street and noticed damage spread throughout the home from the shooting, the report states.

Once she felt safe, she called 911 and checked on her mother, according to police.

No one was hurt.

Home surveillance video of the incident posted to Facebook shows a dark-colored sedan begin to cruise past a home. Moments later, a barrage of gunshots sounded.

Police said the shots appear to be coming from the rear passenger window. The daughter told officers she had no clue who may have shot at her residence, according to the report.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call the Griffin Police Department at 770-229-6450.


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