Gang ties possible in south Fulton neighborhood shootings; suspects sought


The suspects shot up four homes in four days. 

Polices say a Molotov cocktail was thrown at one of the homes. 

The attacks could be gang-related. 

Four homes were shot up days apart in and suspects threw a Molotov cocktail at one in what Fulton County police said could be a gang-related shooting. 

Fulton County police say the suspects, who are on the run, left more than a combined 240 shell casings outside the homes in the Pointer Ridge Subdivision, according to a release. 

The first shooting occurred Tuesday in the 6300 block of Cedar Hurst Trail, Fulton County police Cpl. Maureen Smith said. More than 130 shell casings were found at the home, which was occupied. 

On Wednesday, police were called to the 6500 block of Woodford Road and recovered more than 30 shell casings from the scene, Smith said. A Molotov cocktail was also thrown at the home. It is not known if anyone was inside the residence during the shooting. 

Police were called to the subdivision again Thursday and found more than 80 shell casings at two homes in the 1000 block of Buckhurst Drive, Smith said. People were insides the homes at the time of the shooting. 

No injuries were reported in any of the shootings. 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is also investigating the shootings.

Descriptions of the suspects have not been released. 

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