Conyers Police Department investigators are looking for more information on an incident believed to be falsely reported as a drive-by shooting over the holiday weekend.
Dispatchers received a call of a person shot around 11:15 p.m. on Friday at the 600 block of Hunting Creek Lane in Conyers.
Upon arrival, officers found a 48-year-old black male on the ground in front of the residence with a gunshot wound in his thigh. The injured victim, who lived a few houses down, was concious and able to answer questions.
The home's occupant, a 30-year-old black male, was also present and appeared to be heavily intoxicated, according to police reports.
Both the occupant and the gunshot victim told officers there had been a drive-by shooting. However, the descriptions varied widely and neighbors said they did not hear anything that sounded like gunshots nor saw a vehicle. Officers have also had difficulty obtaining the names of other people who had been at the house but had left by the time officers arrived, according to a CPD spokesperson.
The victim told officers a dark colored car pulled up on the street and a shot came from inside the vehicle.
After the victim was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital and treated for his injuries, he told officers "He was drinking a beer when he saw a small black four-door car, possibly a Geo Storm, drive past. As soon as the car passed him, he stated he heard a female screaming and then heard a gunshot. (He) stated he turned around to see where the shot had come from and fell over... He stated that was when he realized he had been shot."
The occupant of the home told officers that a silver passenger car playing loud music had stopped in front of the residence. "He heard a loud bang. He told me the vehicle continued west and took a left at the intersection with Hunting Creek Drive."
The officer writing the report had been monitoring Hunting Creek Drive near the intersection with Hunting Creek Lane when the call went out. "I did not see a vehicle matching that description when I was watching that intersection earlier," the officer wrote.
The home occupant later told the officer he was not outside but rather was inside when the alleged drive-by occured. The officer noted that the occupant changed his story numerous times.
"I spoke with several neighbors who advised they heard several fireworks in the area but nothing that sounded like gunshots. No one saw a vehicle matching the description provided by the (home occupant). No bullet casings were located in the area."
No charges have been placed and no arrests have been made.