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Gang member charged with opening fire on teen gathering

STONE MOUNTAIN -- Police have charged a suspected gang member with blindly opening fire on a gathering of teens in the bedroom of a Stone Mountain home.

No injuries were reported, but one teen told police the gunfire could have been retaliation, after a friend of a teen who lives at the home testified against an "HMB" gang member in an assault case.

Gwinnett police arrested the alleged shooter, Lilburn resident Martavious Davis, 18, this week. He remains at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.

The incident happened about 11:30 p.m. on June 26 in the 1900 block of Oak Branch Road, an area of large homes off Puckett Road.

A teen who lives there told police he texted friends to come over for a small gathering while his father was out of town that night. Late in the night, four cars gathered in the street, and the teen told all the occupants that they had to leave because there was no party, according to a police report.

Moments later, shots rang out.

Davis fired seven rounds from a .40 caliber pistol at the small bedroom, where nine people were gathered, according to his arrest warrant.

Investigators found four empty shells in the street and three near the bedroom window. One round pierced the wall directly above a chair where one victim was sitting, the report states.A tipster called police to say he'd overheard Davis bragging about shooting up a house that night.The HMB gang, or "Hopping Money (expletive)," is a lower set of the United Blood National Criminal Street Gang, the warrants state.

Davis is being held on seven felony counts of aggravated assault, along with charges of participation in a criminal street gang. He's scheduled for a probable cause hearing Aug. 10 in Gwinnett Magistrate Court.

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