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Random gunshots fired over weekend

CONYERS — A woman visiting a state park Sunday was wounded by a random BB gun shot, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

An RCSO deputy was called Sunday afternoon to Panola Mountain State Park when a Conyers woman reported to the park ranger that she was shot in the side of the neck by a BB.

The victim received first aid treatment, but refused medical attention, the incident report states.

The woman who shot the BB gun was with a group of people at the park. She reportedly admitted to firing the gun, but said she fired away from the crowd and didn’t realize one of the pellets struck someone.

The two women resolved the issue amicably and no charges were filed by the Sheriff’s Office, although the park manager said he planned to write the woman with the gun a citation, the incident report states.

Deputy Lisa Thompson did speak with the woman with the BB gun and advised that she place it in her vehicle.

“I explained to (her) the serious nature of the call and the importance of not having a BB gun at a public park,” Thompson reported.

In other news, Newton County authorities are continuing to seek more information about gunshots that were fired into a home in Oxford early Sunday afternoon.

A Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputy was called to a home on Lake Stone Lea Drive when the homeowner said he found a bullet had broken out the back bathroom window and another projectile struck the house next to the window.

When the deputy arrived at the home, he reported hearing several gunshots coming from the woods behind the house. The homeowner told the deputy the gunshots had been ongoing and he had yelled to the person firing the weapon to stop shooting, but they continued.

The deputy searched the area but was unable to find a suspect at that time. An investigator has been assigned to the case and is following up on leads, according to the Sheriff’s Office.