A 55-year-old woman drowned Saturday in Lake Lanier after the tube she was on flipped and she went under the water.
The accident happened at 2:15 p.m. in the Shoal Creek area of Lake Lanier, according to a spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources.
The tube was being pulled by a pontoon boat. Three children were on the tube with the woman. The three were wearing life vests but the woman was not, according to DNR spokesman Rick Lavender.
The woman went to assist the three children after the tube flipped but went under in the process, Lavender said.
Authorities have not released the woman’s name.
Lavender said there is no indication that alcohol was involved in the accident.
Boy, 2 drowns in family pool
A 2-year-old Powder Springs boy accidentally drowned Saturday in his family’s pool in the 3000 block of Avondale Point, Cobb County police said.
Spokesman Mike Bowman told Channel 2 Action News there was no sign of foul play in the death.
He did not release the name of the child or the family.
Two men injured in drive-by shooting
Two men were injured in a drive-by shooting in south Fulton County early Sunday.
The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 4900 block of Delano Road.
The men were standing on the stairs outside when they were hit, authorities said.
One man was grazed on his head, while the other was shot in his rear end, Fulton County police spokesman Sgt. Scott McBride told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. They were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.
The suspects left the scene in a gray sedan with a black bumper, McBride said.
Police have little else to go on at this time, he said.
Man shot then gets arrested at hospital on drug charge
A man who was shot early Sunday found himself arrested on a drug charge.
Officers responded around 4 a.m. to the scene in the 1900 block of Piedmont Circle, where they found a man who appeared to have been shot twice in the chest and once in the leg, Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said.
The wounded man was located behind the establishment, but the preliminary investigation indicates the shooting may have happened inside, Chafee said. Police could not find any witnesses willing to talk.
The man shot, identified as 36-year-old Murjani Yearwood, also was uncooperative with police, Chafee said.
Yearwood was transported in stable condition to Grady Memorial Hospital, where a small bag was marijuana was found in his possession while hospital staff members were attempting to treat him, police said.
He was taken into custody and charged with drug possession.