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Police investigating two weekend drive-by shootings

SUWANEE -- Police have arrested two people and are investigating a pair of drive-by shootings Saturday on Old Suwanee Road.

According to reports, the first shots were heard at about 3:30 p.m. when someone fired seven rounds into a home in the Morning View subdivision.

A man inside the home said he and his wife were in the family room reading the newspaper when chaos erupted.

"At first, I thought it was fireworks, but it got so loud after the second or third one," the man said. "The whole room filled up with sheetrock and broken glass. There were sparks on the floor ... a bullet was on the floor spinning."

The man said he ushered the family into an office, "hunkered down" and called 911.

Police said three bullets shattered a bay window and passed through the adjacent kitchen while four more struck the front of the house, becoming lodged in the exterior wall.

The man said two of his children -- ages 2 and 4 -- were asleep upstairs while the oldest, a 9-year-old girl, was playing video games.

No one was injured and the man said his children are fine.

"They're just asking a bunch of questions, you know," he said. "Why is there all the broken glass; things like that."

A neighbor standing outside his home told police he saw a light gray or silver Chrysler 300, windows tinted and rims shining, pull in front of the victim's house before someone inside the car opened fire through the driver's window.

In this case, police believe the suspects simply shot at the wrong house.

The car sped off before neighbors could get a look at the license plates, reports said, but someone returned later that night to finish the job.

An incident report was not available at press time, but witnesses said that at about 11:30 p.m., someone fired into another house just a few doors down.

It is unclear how many shots were fired or whether anyone was injured in the second shooting.

Gwinnett police spokesman Officer Brian Kelly said at least two "subjects" -- who he declined to identify -- were arrested Sunday in connection with the shooting, but that they have yet to be charged with a crime related to the shooting.

"I would say that ... the investigation is ongoing," Kelly said. "The two arrested have been charged with a number of serious charges and do not presently have a bond."