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Woman, son victims of shooting

By Ed Brock

Somebody keeps driving by and shooting a Riverdale woman's home and she thinks it's the same person who stole her car.

Grace Rainey, 58, of Pineglen Drive said somebody stole her car, a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am, on Christmas Eve and her 16-year-old son identified the thief as somebody he knew.

"He said Mom, he goes to school with me, he was my friend," Rainey said. "I said if he was your friend he wouldn't have taken your car."

Rainey said she confronted the boy's parents about the possibility that he stole the car, which was recovered on New Year's Day, and even went to court to obtain a warrant for his arrest. Since the theft of the car somebody has driven by Rainey's house and fired rounds from a .45 caliber gun that have damaged cars in the driveway and entered the house.

One of the incidents happened on Jan. 26, the day before she was supposed to go to court to get the warrant regarding her stolen car.

"I thought what they're doing is trying to intimidate me against going to court," Rainey said.

The other shooting incidents occurred on Jan. 23 and last Friday, and Rainey said she wants the police to do more to protect her, her husband and their four sons.

There is an active investigation into the case, Clayton County Police Capt. Jeff Turner said.

"We are increasing the general patrols for that area," Turner said.

Anyone with information on the shootings is asked to call the police at (770) 477-3650.