Deputies: Shots fired at Augusta Waffle House stemmed from Facebook

By: Margaret Kreger, Rebecca Hood Email
By: Margaret Kreger, Rebecca Hood Email
Scene of shooting at Waffle House on Wrightsboro Road

Scene of shooting at Waffle House on Wrightsboro Road

FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. --- Investigators have arrested a female they say opened fire in the air at a Waffle House early this morning.

Shots were fired outside the Waffle House on Wrightsboro Road near Marks Church road just before 5 a.m. Deputies responded and found two groups of females involved.

One group was inside the restaurant when deputies say another group approached them and started a verbal altercation. The fight carried outside where a female fired four shots in the air with a handgun.

Investigators think the argument stemmed from a post on Facebook. They believe it might be related to a relationship status. It's not clear what relation the two groups have.

Deputies say the group scattered in three different cars. The accused shooter was arrested in an Impala near the restaurant. Deputies found one gun outside a nearby Taco Bell, and another gun in one of the vehicles apprehended in connection with the shooting.

There are three shell casings on the ground outside Waffle House, and a bullet as well.

The alleged shooter was arrested. The females in the group with her are being questioned. It's unclear if more arrests are on the way. Deputies do tell us the group of girls sitting in the restaurant are the victims.


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