It is unclear who was responsible for a shooting that left two people injured in the early hours of Monday.
Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to Parkway North, 1400 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, just before 1 a.m. to find EMS personnel treating a man with a gunshot wound to his left arm and a grazing wound to the back of the head.
The victim said he was at a mobile home park north of Iron Belt when he was shot, but he did not know by whom, according to the report. He said someone put him into a vehicle and drove him part of the way to Parkway North and he got out and ran the rest of the way home. The victim said five other people were inside the residence at the time of the shooting, but he only knew the name of one female.
The victim was transported by EMS to Floyd Medical Center for treatment.
According to the victim’s roommate, he heard jingling outside the door and then knocking and the victim yelling he was shot. The roommate said the victim kept repeating, “They shot me, They shot me!”
Dispatch then advised the reporting deputy that a second victim was being treated at Cartersville Medical Center. According to a female with the victim, the two had gone to the Cassville Road residence about 11 p.m. Sunday and she went to sleep on the couch.
She said she awoke to gunfire. “When she woke up she looked down the hallway and observed [the second victim’s] head sticking out of a doorway leading into a bed room,” the report stated. “[The victim] was screaming ‘help me.’”
The female said she heard another man screaming for help as she removed the victim but did not see anyone else. She also said she heard a woman screaming, “Don’t call the police.”
Deputies found the female identified by the first victim after she called a cab. According to the woman, she was in the bedroom of the Cassville Road residence when she heard several gunshots. She said she exited through a window and ran to a Pinson Drive location to call a cab because she thought the shots were a “prank.”
At the Cassville Road residence where the shootings took place, deputies located blood on the wall of a bedroom, blood on the mattress and on clothing left in a corner of the room. Three bullet holes were in the far wall, with evidence of grazing in the grass and dirt outside the house. Blood was also visible in the hallway and bathroom.
BCSO Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said Tuesday that suspects had been identified but no one was in custody.