On 11/24/2017, shortly before 5 p.m., the Newton County Sheriff’s Office responded to Redings Mill in reference to someone shooting a gun in the area.
Deputies located three individuals who had been firing guns in close proximity to where the victim was shot. An investigation is under way at this time.
While there is nothing to indicate at this time that the victim was shot intentionally it is being treated as an assault due to the reckless nature of the incident.
-Sheriff Chris Jennings