Shots rang out in two separate incidents where Newton County residents were suspiciously injured by bullet wounds, according to Newton County Sheriff's Office reports.
A 19-year-old Newton County man was admitted to the Newton Medical Center emergency room with a gunshot wound to the foot.
He and another man initially reported to Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputies that he had been shot in the foot at a bar in Rockdale Aug. 31 around 11:30 p.m.
However, when the victim's mother showed up later, she said to Rockdale investigators that her son had been shot at a Mountainview Drive residence in Newton County and the victim's older brother had reportedly told her this information.
An NCSO deputy was called in around 2:45 a.m. But when he tried to speak with the victim, the 19-year-old claimed he remembered nothing of the incident, the person who shot him, nor where it happened.
The other man, who had driven the victim to the hospital, also claimed that he "knew nothing and saw nothing," despite his previous statement to the Rockdale deputy.
The mother reportedly said to the NCSO and RCSO deputies that if they didn't get the shooter, she would.
In a separate incident, NCSO deputies received a call just after midnight on Aug. 22 of a person having been shot in his home.
When they arrived, they found an injured 26-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his left arm.
The victim told deputies a black male had shot him through the glass door of the front entrance.
Deputies reportedly found shattered glass and bullet holes through the glass door.
Investigators and were initially called out to the house because there was some indication that the incident might have been drug related based on evidence found on the scene, said NCSO 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell. Investigators later concluded the case was not drug related, said spokesperson Investigator Sharron Stewart.
Firearms were also allegedly involved in another suspect crime on Labor Day.
A Social Circle man was reportedly robbed at gunpoint on Sept. 1 by a high school acquaintance in the parking lot of a convenience store.
Deputies received a call about the robbery around 8:30 p.m. and met with the victim at a gas station on Ga. Highway 11.
The victim told deputies he had seen someone he knew from high school at the American C-Store South Fork store on Flat Shoals Road and Covington Bypass around 8 p.m.
"He stopped to talk with the individual, who in turn allegedly robbed him," Mitchell said.
The robber took money and other items the victim had with him at the time. Marijuana was reportedly involved in the incident, although the amount is undetermined, said Mitchell.
There was no description of the perpetrator reported, but the victim described the suspect's vehicle as a gold-colored BMW.