The Newton County Sheriff’s Department responded to the third shooting in less than two weeks Thursday, after gunshots were fired in the parking lot of the Kroger on Salem Road.
Dennis Kendall, 25 of lazy Hollow Lane, was charged with reckless conduct after turning himself in to the Newton County Law Enforcement Office.
According to reports, an anonymous caller reported several gunshots in the area of 3700 Salem Road.
When Newton County Sheriff’s deputies arrived a witness told them they saw a male walk over to another male’s vehicle and speak for a while, according to NCSO deputy Felicia Jefferson. The witness then observed the two became involved in a verbal altercation.
“While one of the males began to walk back to his vehicle the other male fired shots at the male,” Jefferson said.
Bullets ended up striking the rear window of the vehicle the man was walking toward.
Jefferson said a local hospital received a male Thursday evening who had injuries with glass, but it is unknown at this time if the two subjects are related.
The case is still under investigation by the NCSO.
Kendall reported to the sheriff’s office Thursday evening.
A shooting also took place at Greenway Drive and Timberlake Terrace Nov. 7, and a Newton County man was murdered on Ridge Avenue Nov. 8.
Jefferson said NCSO has beefed up its patrols. The additional units come after the shootings and on the cusp of the holiday season.
“More people will be assigned to patrol, and we’ll be assigning people to different units to assist with it,” Jefferson said.