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3 unhurt as bullets pelt house

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Three Augusta residents escaped a drive-by shooting unharmed Sunday, when the passengers of an unidentified vehicle fired as many as 13 bullets at a home on Dahlia Drive.

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Three of the bullets entered the front window and one fell inside the dining room of the home at 2947 Dahlia Drive when the gunfire broke out about 4:08 a.m., according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

Sheriff’s deputies recovered 13 9-mm shell casings from the road in front of the house. Gunfire also damaged two vehicles parked on the street – a 1993 Lexus and a 1997 Ford Explorer.

Investigators determined that the suspect vehicle had been travelling south on Dahlia Drive.

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Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 04/14/13 - 08:49 pm
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There is no gang related

There is no gang related activity in Meadowbrook...There is no gang related activity in Meadowbrook...There is no gang related activity in Meadowbrook...

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/14/13 - 09:04 pm
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Lucky

It was one of the newer homes in the area, with a Brick front and only 2 front windows.

Likely the metal front door with high port windows was part of their good luck also.

This use to be a very good area before Consolidation.

Also if the vehicle was traveling south look at the Google street map and think of a some interesting questions?

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 04/14/13 - 09:16 pm
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Lots of luck...

Nothing new about this, it just usually doesn't make the papers. It barely makes the incident reports. I got tired of reporting it at our previous home in 30906 zip and moved. Bullets of various calibers, pellets, B-B's, eggs, and enough vegetables one time for a nice salad (at least they weren't rotten), over the course of several years. Picked up various size shells around the yard and gutter, too. Broken windows, bullet hole in wall. It took a huge toll on our family, good neighbors and friends. And not just the ones that lived there. I don't know what the answer is. Or we'd still be living there and the shooters would have left long ago instead of running us out of there.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/15/13 - 07:00 am
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Security Cameras

connected DVR that is connect to the Internet, Email and my smart phone for remote viewing.

4 Cameras and 500GB DVR $249.00
Not the best setup, but a good deterrent day or night.

As the saying goes:
Once its on the Internet, You can't get it off the Internet.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/15/13 - 07:44 am
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Target

Do you think the investigators will want to find out why this particular house was targeted? If they do find out why, do you think the investigators will pursue that corrolary investigation?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 04/15/13 - 08:25 am
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Meadowbrook area

Many moons ago my sis lived on Meadowbrook..I think in the 80s...it was dangerous then too, but not like it is today....just a downward spiral ....can this area ever go back like it was years ago.....me thinks some targeting needs to happen there....just like Harrisburg.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 04/15/13 - 09:00 am
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It's not just Meadowbrook.

It's not just Meadowbrook. Having lived in 4 different homes in 30906 and knowing why so many people I grew up with in the whole of Richmond County fled, it's not just 30906, it is pretty much the whole Augusta-Richmond County problems, even before consolidation.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 04/15/13 - 01:42 pm
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"it is pretty much the whole

"it is pretty much the whole Augusta-Richmond County problems, even before consolidation."

True.....but before Consolidation we only had to fight the thugs and thieves. Now, because of downtown redevelopment and Section 8, we have MORE thugs and thieves PLUS the Augusta Commission stealing our money and ruining our quality of life.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 04/16/13 - 11:07 am
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its time augusta get out of
Unpublished

its time augusta get out of the public/"gubment" housing business and don't forget the landlords who rent to the rats, roaches, and monkeys they too must be held accountable somehow. as long as they can make a buck off the moochers, leeches, and parasitic class they will.

Darby
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Darby 04/17/13 - 12:00 am
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"...me thinks some targeting

needs to happen there..."

.
Careful about slinging that word "target" around. Someone will accuse you of being a Tea Party fanatic or worse, a Palin fan.

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