COVINGTON — Two people attending an adult birthday party at a home in the Silos complex off Brown Bridge Road were shot around 2 a.m. Sunday morning when more than 30 rounds were fired into the home where the party was taking place, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
Public Information Officer Deputy Cortney Morrison said the incident occurred at 355 Emerson Trail in the Legends of Ellington subdivision.
A woman guest sustained a wound to her leg and the male security guard hired for the party was shot in the arm. Both were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Morrison said.
Investigators are working around the clock and have learned that apparently "more than one" person crashed the party, although there seemed to be no problem with that at the time, Morrison said. However, some guests have come forward to say there was a verbal altercation between the uninvited party-goers and the invited guests that escalated into an exchange of gunfire.
"We have not identified these subjects yet, but we are working diligently to do that," Morrison said. "Evidence was collected at the scene and we are working very hard to go through the evidence and see what develops from it."
Morrison said bullets from the incident also struck vehicles in the driveway and some went into the house across the street.
Morrison said the casings discovered indicate different caliber weapons were used.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call the NCSO at 678-625-1400 and ask to speak to an investigator or go to their website at www.newtonsheriffga.gov.