NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities say suspects broke into numerous cars in a Newton County subdivision last night.
According to the Newton County Sheriff's Office, one or more suspects entered eight cars in the County Walk subdivision.
In each case, the cars were left unlocked and unsecured.
In one of the break-ins involved, the thieves stole a firearm from a car. The gun was then used to shoot the home and an unmarked vehicle of an assistant police chief with the City of Monroe.
No injuries have been reported from the shooting.
The suspects then drove off in two of the stolen vehicles in an unknown direction.
Authorities said they believe that the shooting and robberies were a random act and not connected to a recent series of auto break-ins that have been happening throughout Newton County.
The investigation is still ongoing. Police are asking anyone with information on the crimes to contact the New Sheriff's anonymous TIP line at (678) 625-5007 or newtonsheriffga.org.