Teenager charged for shooting pellet gun at cars on I-985

A Flowery Branch teenager is facing charges after reportedly shooting at cars on Interstate 985 on Sunday.

The 16-year-old male is being charged with one count each of aggravated assault and terroristic threats and acts, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office. Additional charges may be added after investigators complete reports on all the vehicles that were damaged.

The woman who was injured sustained a non-life-threatening wound when she was hit in the back of the head by a pellet.

The teenager was released into the custody of juvenile authorities. He is not being identified at this time. 


Someone allegedly used a pellet gun to shoot as many as 10 cars driving northbound along Interstate 985 Sunday afternoon, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office. One driver was injured during the shooting.

Hall County officials responded to the scene around 5 p.m. after receiving a call that someone was firing a pellet rifle near Exit 8, Friendship Road.

Just after 5:30 p.m., deputies said they located a person of interest. That person is still being questioned by criminal investigators.

The person who was hit suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Although just 10 cars were counted, officials believe there could have been many more.

If you were driving along I-985 Sunday between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and find damage on your vehicle consistent with pellet fire, please call the Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812 to file a report.