Victim shot through front door of apartment

by Wes Mayer

A Newnan man was injured in a shooting Friday, and authorities are still searching for the suspect.

Around 9:52 p.m., officers Clifton White and Ricky Tostenson of the Newnan Police Department responded to the apartments on 60 Heery Road after being called about a shooting. According to White in the incident report, when the officers arrived, they met with a man who led them to the victim’s apartment. Inside, officers found the victim, conscious and alert, with a gunshot wound to his left thigh.

The victim told officers he did not know who shot him because the bullet came through his apartment’s front door — he was getting ready to open the door and heard someone in the breezeway when he was shot, the officer reported. Officers found a small bullet hole in the door along with a single shell casing on the ground outside.

Officers spoke to neighbors, but nobody could give a description of a shooter.

The bullet appeared to enter and exit the victim’s leg, according to White. Officers also noted the victim’s apartment had a strong odor of marijuana. The case was turned over to Newnan Police Sgt. Brent Blankenship.



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