Police search for suspects after shots fired into Valdosta home - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Police search for suspects after shots fired into Valdosta home

Valdosta Police are searching for the person who fired shots into a Valdosta home Sunday around 5 p.m. (Source: WALB) Valdosta Police are searching for the person who fired shots into a Valdosta home Sunday around 5 p.m. (Source: WALB)
According to the Valdosta Police Department, a woman claimed someone knocked on her door before firing roughly 2 shots into her garage door on McAfina Trail. (Source: WALB) According to the Valdosta Police Department, a woman claimed someone knocked on her door before firing roughly 2 shots into her garage door on McAfina Trail. (Source: WALB)
Craig McKinney, neighbor (Source: WALB) Craig McKinney, neighbor (Source: WALB)
Police Chief Brian Childress (Source: WALB) Police Chief Brian Childress (Source: WALB)
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Valdosta Police are searching for the person who fired shots into a Valdosta home Sunday around 5 p.m. 

"I wish none of that would happen," said neighbor Craig McKinney, "I really wish none of that would happen." 

McKinney walks his dogs around McAfina Trail multiple times a day, but after learning about the shooting, his normally relaxing walk is a little unsettling.

"For my safety! Because I walk around all the time," urged McKinney, "I wish people would get along at times and not have no violence around here." 

According to the Valdosta Police Department, a woman claimed someone knocked on her door before firing about 2 shots into her garage door on McAfina Trail. 

"She heard a knock at the door, then heard shooting outside, got down on the floor and waited for police to arrive," said Police Chief Brian Childress. 

Childress said a second resident in the home left after the shots were fired and before police arrived. 

He said investigators believe an argument took place at a different location and the suspects came to the home to find someone. 

"It appears they showed up at this residence to find the male offender who fled the scene before we arrived," explained Childress. 

Luckily, no injuries were reported.

Both the police chief and neighbors said they don't want to see anything like it happen in this neighborhood again. 

"We're not going to tolerate this kind of garbage," urged Childress, "This is the kind of stuff that we're not going to allow to happen in Valdosta." 

"I don't want to see any violence. I don't want to see any violence at all," echoed McKinney.

The police chief said investigators do have the names of some suspects, they are not releasing them at this time. 

Anyone with information is urged to call the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3091.

Copyright 2017 WALB. All rights reserved. 

Report an error Submit a tip to WALB News 10

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Family and friends honor victims of double homicide one year later

    Family and friends honor victims of double homicide one year later

    Monday, August 20 2018 4:26 AM EDT2018-08-20 08:26:16 GMT
    Family and friends of Francis Nelson and Mamie Childs celebrate the one year anniversary of the victim's death. (Source: WALB)Family and friends of Francis Nelson and Mamie Childs celebrate the one year anniversary of the victim's death. (Source: WALB)

    It's been one year since Francis Nelson and Mamie Childs were victims in a double homicide in Albany, which stemmed from a domestic violence. 

    More >>

    It's been one year since Francis Nelson and Mamie Childs were victims in a double homicide in Albany, which stemmed from a domestic violence. 

    More >>
  • Leaders work to end violence through basketball tournament

    Leaders work to end violence through basketball tournament

    Monday, August 20 2018 3:57 AM EDT2018-08-20 07:57:27 GMT
    Organizers hosted a 'Put the Guns Down' basketball tournament to end violence. (Source: WALB).Organizers hosted a 'Put the Guns Down' basketball tournament to end violence. (Source: WALB).

    An Albany native pleaded for the violence to stop in the city by taking his message to the basketball court for a city-wide tournament.  Organizers hosted a 'Put the guns down' basketball tournament as a way to end the violence in the city.  

    More >>

    An Albany native pleaded for the violence to stop in the city by taking his message to the basketball court for a city-wide tournament.  Organizers hosted a 'Put the guns down' basketball tournament as a way to end the violence in the city.  

    More >>
  • Westover High School alumni prepare for alumni weekend

    Westover High School alumni prepare for alumni weekend

    Monday, August 20 2018 3:53 AM EDT2018-08-20 07:53:26 GMT
    Westover High School Alumni Association planning big alumni weekend. (Source: WALB).Westover High School Alumni Association planning big alumni weekend. (Source: WALB).

    Alumni from the Westover Alumni Association said their Alumni weekend could generate a large number of funds and revenue for the City of Albany this week.  Westover High School is preparing now for their third annual alumni event this weekend.  

    More >>

    Alumni from the Westover Alumni Association said their Alumni weekend could generate a large number of funds and revenue for the City of Albany this week.  Westover High School is preparing now for their third annual alumni event this weekend.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly