Man Shot Multiple Times At House Party

by Wes Mayer


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.

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