22-year-old shot in Warner Robins neighborhood

bpurser@macon.comApril 14, 2014 

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Police are investigating an overnight shooting in the 200-block of Orchard Way. Corey Landry, 22, was shot about 12:35 a.m. Monday while standing in the doorway of his home, a Warner Robins police news release stated. The shooting wound to his right leg was not thought to be life-threatening, the release stated. He was taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia. “That is currently under investigation,” said Tabitha Clark, public information officer for Warner Robins police, when asked if there were any suspect or suspect descriptions. She said police are conducting interviews to attempt to determine what happened. No other information was released by police.

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WARNER ROBINS -- A 22-year-old man was shot early Monday in the 200-block of Orchard Way off Watson Boulevard.

Corey Landry was shot about 12:35 a.m. standing near the doorway of his home, a Warner Robins police news release stated. He was taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia for a gunshot wound to his right leg.

His father, Claude Landry, said his son was recovering but remained heavily sedated Monday afternoon.

“It’s something no parent should have to deal with,” said Landry, who has nine children. He declined to discuss the incident.

While several neighbors said they were asleep and didn’t hear or see anything, 28-year-old Joseph Lindsey, said he heard five or six shots fired. He was up late playing a game on his computer when he heard “bam, ba-ba-ba, bam,” he said.

Lindsey, who lives a few doors down from where the shooting happened, said he didn’t go or peer outside immediately. But when he heard the fire truck pull up, Lindsey said he went outside.

“The whole street was lined with cops,” he said. He watched officers pick up shell casings along the sidewalk.

Lindsey said it’s not unusual to hear gunshots being fired in the neighborhood.

“It happens all the time,” he said.

The Landry home is among more than 20 Houston County Habitat for Humanity homes in the Wellston Villas neighborhood along Orchard Way.

On Monday, Habit Executive Director Tom Prior approached the Warner Robins Redevelopment Agency about problems the neighborhood is experiencing, including reports of gunfire. He said he wasn’t aware of the overnight shooting when he spoke at the RDA meeting.

Tabitha Clark, public information officer for Warner Robins police, said she’s aware that police have responded to several calls in the neighborhood but would have to do some research to determine the nature of the calls.

She did not directly respond to questions about whether police have a description of a suspect in Monday’s shooting and the circumstances surrounding the incident.

“That is currently under investigation,” Clark said. No other information was released by police.

Anyone with information may contact Warner Robins police at 478-302-5380. Information may also be given anonymously by texting the tip to CRIMES (274637) and including the keyword WRPD in the text. Or call Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 478-742-2330 or 1-877-68CRIME.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.

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