A dive team from the Hall County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday morning searched a pond behind the Auburn apartment complex where a man and a woman were shot Nov. 15 while sleeping.
The team is searching for the weapon used in the crime, said Auburn Police Chief Frederick Brown.
“We made the determination a couple days ago to search the pond based on the fact that we searched everywhere else and couldn’t find the weapon, and our investigator found what appeared to be fresh footprints by the edge of the pond the morning of the crime,” he said. “We’re going under the assumption that that would be a good place to throw the weapon.”
A full dive team with eight or more divers arrived at the site off Park Mill Road at 9 a.m. Because of the murkiness of the water, the divers used a search pattern method and feeling the bottom of the pond by hand, Brown said.
Several Auburn law enforcement personnel are working on the mystery of who and why someone in the early mornings hours of Nov. 15 shot 35-year-old Kathy Lynn McCallister and 54-year-old Michael John Borg while they were asleep in an apartment in the Parks Mill Apartments.
The victims have been released from Gwinnett Medical Center after undergoing surgery.
Brown said the victims have moved out of the apartment and are “kinda guarded right now.”
With no known motive for the shooting, Auburn police are looking at three possible theories: That the shooting was gang related, drug related or that “somebody just picked the wrong house,” Brown said.
He said there has been some gang activity in the area of the apartment complex. “This summer, we had an assault with some gang members in that general area.”
However, police know of no gang or drug ties to the victims, he said.
thomas wesley McCallister
02/24/10 at 10:04 AM
that was my mom u have no idea what that put me through im only 13 and i sat beside my mom for 2 hours as she breathed trough a toob and told her every body that came in to see her i wouldn't leave untill i heard her voice and right b4 we left she told me she loved me and 2 go to and take care of my 12 yr sister. but she in all ok now she is up and working.