Someone fired into a man’s home, striking him in the back while he was sleeping in his bed early Monday morning in Snellville. But police said they don’t believe he was the target.
The shooting happened around 12:15 a.m. in the 2900 block of Trotters Pointe Drive, according to Gwinnett County police. A woman told police that her fiancé was shot in the back while he was in bed and that it appeared to be a drive-by, police spokesman Cpl. Troy Tobler said.
Officers quickly responded to the scene and determined that the shots were fired into the residence from outside the home, Tobler said.
It appears that several individuals occupying a vehicle exited it before shooting at the residence, Tobler said. The victim, a man in his early 40s was transported to GMC Lawrenceville and is expected to survive, the spokesman said.
Although the victim appears to be an unintended target, police do not believe the crime itself is random, Tobler said. He did not say why investigators believe the victim was not the target.
Police are looking for a dark-colored vehicle, possibly black or maroon. It is believed the suspect vehicle may be a four-door style pickup truck.
Teen Shot in Confrontation With Three Suspects
An 18-year-old was shot in the leg Monday afternoon after he was confronted by three men as he was standing on a road in Bibb County. And police are looking for three suspects in the shooting.
The aggravated assault happened shortly before 4 p.m. on Vinson Avenue near Groveland Circle, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Witnesses told deputies Quanterio Moses was standing on Vinson Avenue when he was approached by three men, the sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Sean DeFoe said.
One of the suspects was brandishing a handgun and shot Moses in the leg, DeFoe said. Then all three suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction, the spokesman said. He did not say what prompted the shooting and it's unclear if the victim knows the suspects.
Moses was transported to a local hospital, by ambulance, where he is listed to be in stable condition, DeFoe said. So far, deputies have not released a detailed description of the suspects.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at (877) 682-7463.