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Two shot at Silos birthday party

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.

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Clem 1 year, 7 months ago

I already know the answer, but just for fun....Who hires a security guard for a private party in a residential neighborhood, and why would they feel it necessary to do so?

Seems like a good start for leads with NCSO would be to find out why the hosts of the party were expecting trouble.

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ClaytonBigsby 1 year, 7 months ago

Remember, "Security" is de rigueur at these functions. Don't forget that there was a gun toting teen working (ahem) "security" at the shooting in Conyers where DeQuavious Mapp (spelling?) was killed.

I think they need to hire Pinkertons or off duty GSP for these functions...

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MsKito 1 year, 7 months ago

The Mapp incident was a nightclub operating out of a house. I wouldn't be surprised to find out this house in Newton has a lot of 'birthday parties.'

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mrbill 1 year, 7 months ago

I have never in my life needed a security guard at a private birthday party. What is up with multiple weapons at a birthday party. Happy deadday to you!

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Sundance 1 year, 7 months ago

I have been to and hosted many parties in my time. Not once have I been to one that needed a security guard. And I really dont think I am that good a person. I have had some rough acquaintences over the years. I dont know what kind of party needs security. Evidently that one did.

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Southside 1 year, 7 months ago

They needed more than they had.

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conyerac 1 year, 7 months ago

well...if you tell 2 friends and they tell 2 friends and they tell 2 friends, etc....guess you need a security guard....then again, they may not be your REAL friends...just aquaintances....

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maryinga 1 year, 7 months ago

It's all in the company that you keep!

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Southside 1 year, 7 months ago

Reminds me of parties back in the 70's when we had dueling bands

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conyerac 1 year, 7 months ago

hahahaha.....those were the good 'ol days....

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Sookie 1 year, 7 months ago

At least we know that once Obama passes his new gun control laws that these guys will turn in all their guns and we won't have to worry about them after that...

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Elmo 1 year, 7 months ago

Blow out the candles, then blow away the guests...Happy Birthday.

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Southside 1 year, 7 months ago

Party City must have been out of pinatas

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INJUSTICE_FOR_ALL 1 year, 7 months ago

goes hand and hand. have a black get together and the shots ring out.

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will 1 year, 7 months ago

Why do you think its a black crime nowhere in the article does it say black you racist.

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INJUSTICE_FOR_ALL 1 year, 7 months ago

@WILL, Racist give it a break open your closed eyes. I bet your next government check they were black. you racist lol

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