Macon police say the shooting of two Westside High School students this morning was “not random.”
The two students were shot from a passing car in south Macon while they walked to a school bus stop. One student, a 16-year-old boy, was critically wounded.
Police said the gunfire came from a car that drove by slowly. Witnesses said three men were inside.
According to a police report, Macon police found seven shell casings on the ground.
A police news release says the shooting was “not random,” but does not explain.
Police say a 1999 silver Honda Civic may have been the getaway car. They say the car was reported missing around 2:30 Wednesday morning.
A Bibb County sheriff’s deputy found the car abandoned about two hours later, on Owen Street, according to sheriff’s spokesman Sean DeFoe. That’s about 5 miles from the shooting scene.
Gunfire broke out shortly after 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Virginia Drive at Storey Drive in the Bloomfield neighborhood, according to police.
Terry Sharp said the boys were shot in her front yard.
“It sounded like it was right there up under my window,” she said. “So I looked out my window and saw the back end of a silver car.”
She said one boy sought help from her for a gunshot wound in his leg.
The other victim pounded on the door of a home across the street.
Muir Ferrer said when he answered the door, a boy was lying on his front step.
“The boy was laying here where the blood is,” Ferrer said. “He was whining kind of, you know, ‘Help me, please, help me.'”
Ferrer was an Army medic for 20 years. For him, handling a gunshot wound was nothing new.
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says one boy was shot in the chest and arm and is in critical condition. Jones say the other was shot in the leg and is in stable condition. They were taken to the Medical Center.
Bibb Schools spokesman Chris Floore confirms the two 16-year-old boys are students at Westside. Floore says the area is actually in the zone for Southwest High School.
Police say they’ll increase patrols at bus stops as a precautionary measure.
How the hell did we get to the point where we have to patrol bus stops because of violence, America???
If you have any information about this ridiculous crime, please call Macon Police at (478) 751-7500 or Crimestoppers at 1.877.68.CRIME.