Toddler Struck in Quitman County Shooting

By Lindsey Connell - bio | e-mail

QUITMAN COUNTY, GA (WTVM) -  "There's one here, here and here."

Barbara Billings says every room and wall in her house has been torn apart by bullets.

She wasn't home Saturday night but that's when police say two brothers fired more than thirty shots at her home using a high powered rifle.

"My granddaughter- if she had been here, she would have been killed because she sits there all the time watching movies and that's where she would have ben sitting. had been home we would have been killed especially her because she sits right there and watches TV," Billings said.

The target? Billings son. She says he and the shooters had an ongoing dispute. Police say the incident is gang-related.

One of the bullets made its way across the street, hitting a neighbors house and going into their living room, striking a two-year-old boy who was playing on the floor.

The toddler was hit in the leg and police say he was released from the hospital Monday. His family won't stay at their house anymore and as for Barbara Billings says she is still in shock that her and her neighbors have been the victims of violence.

"It hurt me. What could I do? I couldn't do anything but cry because I didn't know why they'd want to kill me, my granddaughter or my son. They were shooting to kill. Look at my house. I just pray that justice will be done," she added.

Officials with the Quitman County Sheriff's Office will be releasing the suspects identities and charges in a press conference tomorrow morning.

Your News Leader will be there and will bring you the latest information.