Woman wounded Monday night in N. Fayette drive-by shooting

A woman driving with her granddaughter was wounded late Monday by a gunshot fired from a passing car just north of Fayetteville on Ga. Highway 85, Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said.

The wounded woman drove to a gas station just across the Clayton County line and called police. Another report said the woman was struck in her hand.

Here’s the press release from Babb:

“On July 28, 2014 at approximately 11:02 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Clayton County in reference to a person shot.

“The victim told Clayton County Police that she was shot while driving through north Fayette County. She said the shooting occurred on Ga. Highway 85 near Roberts Road just north of Fayetteville.

“The victim driver was in the car with her 15-year-old granddaughter when a car described as an older model dark colored car pulled up beside them on the driver’s side and shot at least one round, striking the victim. The shooting occurred as the vehicles were in motion.

“After the victim was struck, she continued to drive until she called 911 at a nearby gas station in Clayton County. Fayette County Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene and are continuing to investigate the circumstances around the incident. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Fayette County Sheriff’s detectives at 770-716-4750,” Babb said.