Dalton Police Respond To Drive-By Shooting

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Dalton Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred Saturday afternoon at a house on Dozier Street. Nobody was hurt in the incident and at this time no arrests have been made.

The incident happened at approximately 2:45 p.m. at 1209 Dozier St. Minutes before the shooting occurred, police received a tip that a shooting may occur in that area. As officers entered the area, officers heard shots being fired. Dalton officers stopped two SUVs leaving the area but were unable to locate any suspects.

Shell casings were recovered from the street in front of a duplex at 1207 and 1209 Dozier Street. One round was recovered in a tree in front of the building and another struck the front of unit 1207. Investigators believe the 1209 unit was the target of the shooting.

Investigators say the incident could be related to illegal drug sales. Investigators are following leads and the investigation into the incident continues.


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