COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are looking into a drive-by shooting incident that sent an 18-year-old Newton County man to the hospital.
According to the incident report, Deputy Avery Williams was dispatched to Mountain View Circle March 31 around 9 p.m. in reference to a male being shot.
NCSO Deputy Michael Gregg told The Covington News the victim had a gunshot wound to his right hip area and according to the incident report he was transported to Piedmont Newton Hospital.
The victim reportedly described the car involved in the drive-by incident as an SUV, but no further description was available.
Gregg told The News the case is still under investigation and no arrests have been made.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact NCSO at 678-625-1403. Clinton French is the investigator assigned to the case.