Police said three teens between ages 16 and 19 were shot at a house party off Covington Highway in Decatur.
DECATUR, Ga. —
DeKalb County police said three teens were shot at a house party on Creekside Place off Covington Highway in Decatur.
Police said the teens were between ages 16 and 19. The shooting stemmed from a fight at the residence around 12:30 a.m., police said.
A neighbor, who did not want to be identified, told Channel 2's Amanda Cook she and her siblings were quietly celebrating their father's 73rd birthday when 50 to 60 gunshots sent them running for cover.
"We were all at the table, and my brother was the one (who) actually said, 'Everybody drop to the floor.' We dropped to the floor, because it was a constant back and forth, and it was loud and booming. The bullet came straight through a wall, straight through a pillow, and it is exactly in the area where my niece watches TV every day," the neighbor said.
While police tried to get to the bottom of what had happened, some parents were showing up to the house to pick up their children. Channel 2 crews also saw parents getting upset, saying they were not getting enough information.
“I don't know what's going on. They (aren’t) telling (us) anything. I don't know if it's a standoff or what. I just want my kids out that house," one parent said.
The teens who were shot were taken to local hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.
"For the number of bullets, I thought someone would be dead," the neighbor added.