Riverdale house hit in drive-by shooting

By Linda Looney-Bond


Clayton County Police are investigating an apparent drive-by shooting in which a Riverdale woman's house was riddled with bullets.

Police responded Thursday to the incident at a home on Carlton Road just before 10:30 p.m., according to a police report.

"Approximately nine projectiles had entered the residence through the front, and several went through the wall in the living room, and into the rear wall," the police report states.

"One projectile was found to have ...[gone] through the entire house and into the side exterior wall of an adjacent home," the report continues.

Police located spent shell casings from a .22 caliber rifle and a .38 caliber pistol in the street in front of the house, according their report.

No one was injured in the shooting, said Clayton County Police Spokesperson Lt. Rebecca Brown.

"I believe she [the victim] said she was in the back bedroom when it started, so she laid on the floor in the hallway until it was over with," said Brown.

Police do not know the motive for the shooting, according to Brown, who said the victim reportedly stated that "both of her sons were incarcerated."

Brown said the victim complained that police took too long for police to respond after she called 911 to report the incident.

"She called at 21:49 [9:49 p.m.], and she didn't say it was any type of drive-by," said Brown. "She [the victim] was whispering. She said she heard some shots. Hearing shots and shots coming through your house are two different things," said Brown.

Brown said when the woman called back later and explained that shots had been fired into her home, police responded immediately.

No other persons reported seeing suspicious vehicles or persons in the area, according to Brown.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Clayton County Police South Precinct at (770) 472-8065.