In an early morning incident on Thanksgiving Day, four individuals were injured in a drive-by shooting in DeKalb County. The attack involved over 100 rounds being fired into a residence on Cascade Manor Drive, piercing windows and walls.
DeKalb police responded to the scene around 3 a.m. and found the victims, who were subsequently taken to the hospital. The injuries sustained were not life-threatening, according to police reports. The victims’ ages range from 37 to 57.
One of the victims, a man who preferred to remain anonymous due to concerns of retaliation, recounted the harrowing experience to 11Alive. He explained that they were sleeping when the shooting occurred. The residence, described as a rooming house, had both the man and his girlfriend staying downstairs, while other residents lived upstairs. He noted that all occupants of the house were affected by the gunfire. “Everyone got shot,” he stated.
The victim himself sustained a graze wound to the leg, and his girlfriend was similarly grazed in the back. He described the injuries as flesh wounds that thankfully did not penetrate deeply.
Residents of the normally quiet neighborhood expressed their unease following the incident, with the victim comparing the sound of the gunfire to continuous loud fireworks.
The DeKalb police are actively investigating the case and have urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward. Meanwhile, the victim expressed his gratitude for surviving the attack, emphasizing the significance of being alive on a day traditionally marked for giving thanks.