Man Shot Multiple Times At House Party

by Wes Mayer

alt

Vantorious Krishad Dixon, 18, had been shot multiple times and was lying in the street.


An 18-year-old Newnan man was injured in a shooting early Saturday morning, and he was rushed to an Atlanta hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

Around 2:52 a.m. authorities with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a house party on the 400-block of Howard Hughes Road in reference to gunshots in the street, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. When emergency responders arrived, they discovered the victim, Vantorious Krishad Dixon, had been shot multiple times and was lying in the street.

Dixon was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he underwent surgery, Yarbrough said. Dixon was taken out of surgery after 9 a.m. and is now in intensive care.

According to Yarbrough, this shooting was unfortunate because the party at the home was meant to gather money for the funeral services of the two men killed in a shooting late Tuesday. This shooting makes five victims of gun violence in Newnan and Coweta County within five days.

An investigation is ongoing, and authorities do have a person of interest in this shooting, Yarbrough said. There were a lot of people at the party, he said, and authorities are also on the lookout for a few vehicles. There may also be drugs involved because more than an ounce of marijuana was found in the street near Dixon, Yarbrough said.



More Local

Wounded warriors to cycle through Newnan

Approximately 120 wounded warriors and supporters will bicycle into Newnan on Sunday and enjoy lunch at the Coweta Veterans Club. The group ... Read More


At the pumps

Gas prices expected to rise steadily

Gasoline prices have been creeping up steadily since early January, and prices are expected to rise even more in the next few weeks. But the ... Read More


New feature page begins on Sunday

On Sunday, a new feature page will be coming to The Newnan Times-Herald, replacing the Mini Page in the Focus on Education section. Kid Scoo ... Read More


Hamilton Bohannon

Newnan celebrity honored by Senate

A Newnan celebrity was honored by the Georgia Senate Thursday for his decades of contributions to the music industry. Hamilton Bohannon, who ... Read More


Senator, teacher challenge new US history course

The controversy over the revised Advanced Placement U.S. History course has come to Georgia. Last week, the senior vice president for AP and ... Read More

Woman arrested after narcotics found in privates

A woman received a few extra charges Tuesday after Coweta County authorities arrested her for violating her parole and found she was carryin ... Read More