Home invasion, shooting investigated
By Winston Jones
Staff Writer

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was investigating two separate shooting incidents Tuesday afternoon, one a home invasion and the other a possible accidental shooting.

A 17-year-old boy reported to the sheriff’s office that two male suspects tried to enter his home on Fall Creek Trace off Cave Springs Road at about 3 p.m. A shot was reportedly fired by one of the suspects, and the resident hid in the bathroom, according to Chief Deputy Stan Copeland.

“Nobody was injured, nothing was taken and the suspects fled the scene,” Copeland said.

In another unrelated shooting, a 15-year-old boy shot his 19-year-old brother with a handgun on Simon Road around 2 p.m., Copeland said.

“It appears to have been an accidental shooting, but we’re still interviewing witnesses,” Copeland said. “We’re not sure right now if they were playing with the gun or unloading it. It (the shooting) doesn’t appear to be intentional.”

Copeland said the wound didn’t seem serious. He said officers were still searching for the weapon Tuesday afternoon “because one of the brothers apparently tried to get rid of it.”

He said although the shooting is believed to be accidental, charges could still be filed on other issues.

The investigation in both cases was continuing late Tuesday afternoon and Copeland did not release any of the victims’s names.