House shot

at in drive-by

•NORCROSS - A drive-by shooting Tuesday at a house on Summertown Drive may have been gang related.

The 39-year-old resident of the house that was targeted reported hearing tires squeal and several gunshots at 1 a.m. However, the man didn't realize his home had been shot at until he woke up that morning, a police report stated.

Upon arriving to investigate, police found out that the victim's 17-year-old son is a Norcross High School student who had been involved in a fight at school. The officer noticed markings and signs in the son's room indicating he may be in the gang Latin Lords.

Man with gun robs bank

•NORCROSS - A man armed with a gun robbed the Wachovia bank Tuesday at 3374 Holcomb Bridge Road.

The suspect, a black man wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and dark pants, got in line at 10:15 a.m. and handed the teller a piece of paper. The note stated "Give me your money I have a weapon," according to a police report.

The suspect then opened his jacket and pointed a handgun at the teller. The woman complied, handing over the money, and the suspect ran out of the bank, the police report stated.

A witness saw the man fleeing through nearby Sturbridge Square Apartments, and it appeared that red dye pack contained within the money had exploded. Two $5 bills covered in red stains were found in the complex.

Police tracking dogs lost the suspect's scent at Jimmy Carter Boulevard. It is believed the man may have had a car waiting for him.

- From wire reports