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Drive-by shooting probed in south Forsyth
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Forsyth County News

Authorities are investigating a possible drive-by shooting that occurred at a home in southern Forsyth County.

No one was injured in the incident, which happened about midnight Oct. 15 on Windhaven Drive off Old Alpharetta Road, but a truck and house were damaged.

Forsyth County Sheriff's Capt. Frank Huggins said authorities are taking the incident, listed as criminal damage to property, "very seriously."

"If someone had been in the car or around there they could have been hit by a stray bullet and killed," he said.

"We take vandalism of this nature very, very seriously and we will attempt to bring whoever is responsible for this act to justice."

According to a sheriff's report, the back window of a resident's Chevy Tahoe was shattered and there were bullet holes in the tailgate and through the rear and side windows.

Another bullet struck the side of the man's house, near the garage door. Deputies also found several shell casings on the street in front of the house, the report said.

Huggins said such incidents are unusual in the county.

"Most of our vandalism is of lesser significance, mailboxes, toilet papering of yards, some spray painting on sides of buildings," he said. "It's rare that we would see vandalism or damage to personal property that's as malicious as this."

According to the report, neighbors said they heard gunshots but did not see anything.

The resident owns a handgun, which was in his house when authorities arrived. It was taken to the sheriff's criminal investigations division for testing.