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Two nearby shootings leave woman injured, bullet holes in Covington apartment wall
Teen ex-boyfriend suspected of shooting at woman's apartment
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COVINGTON, Ga. — One woman was transported to the hospital for a gunshot wound and another taken into custody after city police responded to two shootings near each other in south Covington Sunday, Sept. 13.

An officer reported being called to an apartment on Magnolia Heights Circle about 11:23 a.m. about a woman who said she shot herself in the leg.

However, once the officer arrived on the scene it was determined another woman who lived in the apartment was a possible suspect in the shooting, a report stated.

The two had been arguing since earlier in the day, the report said.

An ambulance transported the victim to Grady Hospital in Atlanta while the other apartment resident was transported to Covington Police Department where the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was to interview her, the report said. 

Then, around 4:25 p.m., the same officer was helping investigate the earlier shooting when a dispatcher reported a call of a shooting at another apartment on Magnolia Heights Circle.

A witness told the officer two males discharged a firearm at the third-floor apartment and at a vehicle. Two bullet holes were found in a wall just under the bedroom window, the report stated.

A later report stated that officers were told that two subjects were running into the woods behind the complex. Officers responded immediately and searched the wooded area behind the building but had no contact, the report stated. 

Investigators then interviewed the female complainant and her sister at an apartment in building 400. They stated the complainant’s ex-boyfriend, a 17-year-old male, and a 15-year-old male showed up outside her apartment to confront her about a T-shirt, the report stated. 

"The complainant had initially bought the shirt for the 17-year-old ex-boyfriend but later gave it to her new boyfriend. She then posted a picture of her new boyfriend wearing the shirt on social media which made the 17-year-old ex-boyfriend angry," the report stated.

"The 17-year-old ex-boyfriend then jumped onto the hood of her car, damaging the hood, while holding a gun in his hand and threatening to shoot her. The complainant stated the ex-boyfriend then fired three shots at her third floor apartment before he and his 15-year-old friend fled into the woods. 

"Officers did locate two bullet holes on the outside of the complainant’s apartment and one in the window of the apartment below the complainant. Officers were able to identify the 17-year-old shooter and warrants for his arrest were taken."