GA Triple-Shooting Reported Sunday Near KSU Student Housing Hidden Forest Court

COBB COUNTY, GA. (THECOUNT) — Police in Cobb County are responding to reports of a triple-shooting at an apartment complex near Kennesaw State University on Sunday.

Officials are investigating after a shooting occurred at 3044 Hidden Forest Ct, Marietta, GA, at the Stadium Village Apartment. The shooting scene is adjacent to U Pointe Kennesaw Student Housing Center.

The apartments are also close to Big Shanty Road and the KSU Children’s Hospital.

FOX5 reports there are possibly three people that have been injured in the shooting.

There is no further information at this time as to the extent of the injuries or the identities of the victims.

Investigators have not identified a potential suspect or the cause of the shooting.

FOX5 incorrectly reported that the shooting occurred on “Hidden Fortress Court.”


Geo quick facts: Cobb County is a suburban county in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2018, the population was 756,865, making it Georgia’s third most-populous county. Its county seat and largest city is Marietta – Wikipedia.

SC Man Walter Landon ID’d As Victim In Thursday Fatal Geer Hwy Marietta Crash

SLATER-MARIETTA, SC. (THECOUNT) — Cleveland, South Carolina resident, Walter Landon, has been identified as the victim in a fatal crash near Marietta Thursday afternoon.

Landon, 48, was traveling in a vehicle on Geer Hwy, US 276, near Pearl Avenue before 4:30 p.m. Thursday when the fatal crash occurred, Greenville County coroner confirmed.

Troopers reported an entrapment was involved in the collision, reported FoxCarolina on Friday.

The coroner reports that Landon’s cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The collision has been ruled accidenidental, but no further information was provided.

According to social media, Landon was originally from Trenton, New Jersey.

Geo quick facts: Slater-Marietta is a census-designated place in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States, along the North Saluda River. The population was 2,176 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Greenville–Mauldin–Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

The Man Who Lured Couple With Craigslist Ad Caught

**UPDATE BELOW** Ronnie Adrian “Jay” Towns is in custody after turning himself in to Telfair County Sheriffs. The Runions, who are from Marietta, drove about three hours to McRae, Georgia, on Thursday to meet Towns after he responded to Bud Runion’s ad seeking a 1966 Mustang.

Deputies say the 28-year-old is charged with giving false statements and criminal attempt to commit theft by deception.  He hasn’t been charged in connection to the couple’s disappearance.

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Investigators said the phone number that Bud Runion, 69, and his 66-year-old wife, June, used to reach Towns was traced back to a disposable cellphone. Continue reading

American Schools Employ Panic Button

My brother lives in a gated community and his house has a “panic button” that when depressed immediately summonses Barney Fife from the grave. Marietta, Ga, Public Schools will now employ a similar type “panic button” thanks to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. WGCL-TV. Teachers will now be required to wear the trendy high tech whistle around their necks…


“Once that happens, we send everybody we have to that school until we can determine what the exact cause of the threat is,” Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin told WGCL.

Safety in schools got a makeover in the form of new rules and regulations following the Newtown school shooting.

“You can’t help but think about your own children and the children that you were sworn to protect,” Baldwin says. “Because of that you really want to do whatever you can to safely protect.”


Other schools are either already using or will soon be deploying “panic buttons,” that once pressed puts the entire school on lockdown, locking students inside their classrooms.