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Bond denied in Jonesboro drug shooting

By Justin Boron

Two men who police say were involved in a gunfight over drugs Saturday morning were denied bond Sunday at their first court appearance for aggravated assault charges.

Three men were wounded as a result of the shooting. One of them went to the Atlanta Medical Center in critical condition.

Jamal Gant, 17, and Dominique Billings, 17, were caught, after they led police on a short chase following the shooting incident at the Legacy on Tara apartment complex near Mt. Zion Road and Tara Boulevard. Billings appeared to be wounded in the shoulder from crossfire, said Clayton County Sgt. Olen Smith.

One assailant may have escaped, he said.

Smith said three men fired shots at two unarmed victims outside the A-2 unit of the apartment complex, according to a statement made by one of the victims.

Shots were fired after one of the victims bent down to adjust scales for weighing crack cocaine, he said.

Mark Gibbs, 17, was flown to Atlanta Medical Center. He was not listed as an active patient Sunday evening.

Anthony Gibbs, 20, took ground transportation to Grady Memorial Hospital.