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Handful of weekend shootings keep Macon police busy

Macon police responded to five shootings this weekend, three involving injuries, according to police reports released Monday.

Sgt. Melanie Hofmann said the cases are under investigation and “no link between the shootings has been established.”

Nolan Flint, 33, of Bloomfield Road was shot in the buttocks as he was walking on Satterfield Drive at about 10:30 p.m. Friday, according to a police report.

Flint told police the shooting was prompted by a fight at Village Green Park on July 9 involving several members of the Crips gang, according to the report.

Police recovered several shell casings, a shot gun and a tote bag of marijuana near a house in the 5700 block of Satterfield Drive according to the report.

Ronald Carr, of Maynard Street, was shot in the 800 block of Lexington Street at about 12:20 a.m. Saturday, according to a police report.

An officer found Carr, shot in the arm and back, laying on the curb at the intersection of Lexington and Fulton streets. He said he’d been shot down the street and then asked someone to call for help, according to the police.

It wasn’t clear late Monday what part of Carr’s body was injured by the gunfire.

Gunshots were fired at two men as they drove a Toyota Sequoia on Hillcrest Avenue just before 1 a.m. Sunday, according to a police report.

A witness told police two vehicles -- a white Jeep Cherokee and a Blue Suburban -- pulled in behind the Sequoia and started shooting at it, according to the report.

Police found the Sequoia on Hillcrest Avenue at Hillcrest Road after it had struck a tree. The vehicle had several bullet holes in the passenger side, but no one was near the vehicle, according to the report.

In a separate incident, police responded to a fight in the 4200 block of Marion Avenue just before 4 p.m. Sunday where witnesses said a man fired shots and one person was held at gunpoint, according to a police report.

A bullet and bullet shell were recovered at the scene. Police say the incident may have stemmed from stolen marijuana, according to the report.

Michael Sanders, 19, of Mimosa Drive, was shot in the arm and chest near the intersection of Hillcrest Avenue and Bartlet Street Sunday night, according to a police report.

Sanders was playing basketball at a park near the intersection at about 7 p.m. when he noticed his bag was missing and three male teenagers dressed in all black were running toward a patch of woods, according to the report.

He chased the group to the treeline, but eight to 10 shots were fired and he was struck in the left arm and the side of his chest, according to the report.

Hofmann said Sanders was shot with birdshot.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call the police at 751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at (877) 68-CRIME.

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