Drive-by shooting injures two

Tue, 03/20/2007 - 4:14pm
By: Ben Nelms

One man is in custody and at least two others are being sought by Fairburn Police in a Sunday night shooting that resulted in two injuries after approximately 100 shots were fired into a home at 915 Fellowship Road. Nine people were in the home at the time of the shooting.

Seventeen year-old Christopher Yem, also of a Fellowship Road address, was arrested Monday on preliminary charges of aggravated assault, according to Chief Charles Long. At least two others, both juveniles, are being sought in connection with the incident, Long said.

Fairburn Police were dispatched to the Fellowship Road residence in Trotter’s Farm subdivision March 18 at 10:49 p.m., finding that multiple gunshots had been fired into the house. Two of the residents, ages 17 and 20, had been struck. A 20 year-old was struck in the lower leg while a 17 year-old was shot in the arm. There were seven other people present in the house at the time of the shooting, including several children, according to reports. The victims were treated at Grady Hospital.

Eyewitnesses at the scene told officers that four or five Asian males arrived at the residence, where they exited a four-door sedan and a minivan and began firing, reports said. Long said several weapons were used in the shooting. In all, approximately 100 shots were fired into the two-story home, he said.

The home Monday morning showed clear evidence of the incident, with bullet holes covering the exterior walls and windows of the house and penetrating some of the home’s interior walls. Investigators found a single bullet some distance away, having apparently passed through the 915 Fellowship Road residence, becoming lodged in an exterior wall of the house directly behind it.

Long said preliminary reports suggest that the shooters are known to the victims and that at least one of the victims might have had an altercation with the shooters at the Union City Wal-mart sometime the previous day.

Investigators Monday night located and arrested Yem and another man who was subsequently released. Yem was booked at South Fulton Municipal Regional Jail.

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