Man shot as he returns to East Newnan home

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Fire and Coweta Emergency Medical Service responders remove a man who was shot after returning home to 7 Smith St. east of downtown Newnan Tuesday evening.

By JOHN A. WINTERS john@newnan.com A Newnan man was shot during an attempted robbery near a residence east of downtown Tuesday evening. Victor Florence said he arrived home at 7 Smith St., near Pinson and East Broad streets, with a friend a little after 8 p.m. As they got out of the car he noticed several individuals dressed in overalls and ski masks approach, according to a Newnan Police Department report.
Florence told authorities the suspects pointed a gun at him, began to beat him and yelled at him to give them money, according to the report. Florence was taken to the house and ordered to get money. Once inside, Florence closed the door, but it was opened by someone else, the report said. At that point, shots were fired from outside the house and one bullet struck him in the right buttock. Florence was taken by ground ambulance to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment, according to the police incident report. His friend, Edward Hunter, told authorities that while the shooting was going on, he was ordered at gunpoint to crawl under a nearby parked car, according to the police report. He stayed there until the suspects fled. The case remains under investigation.

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