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Canton men in custody after shooting, car chase

Police say that Courtney and Craig Pitts pulled up to Canton Street in their Ford Mustang and started shooting at people. The bullets struck Gary Hart, 27, Chaz Hart, 25 and Jermain Gay, 39, who were all transported to local hospitals with apparent non life-threatening gunshot wounds to the face, knee and hip.

Witnesses at the scene say the Pitts then drove away from the area in the same Ford Mustang.

A Cherokee County Sheriff Deputy patrolling nearby spotted the suspect's car moments later on Lucky Street and attempted to pull the vehicle over, but it refused to stop.

Authorities say after a short chase north on Highway 140 and down Pea Ridge Road, Courtney Pitts lost control of the car and struck a telephone pole. Both the driver and the passenger were injured in the accident and transported to Kennestone Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident.

Craig Pitts was released from the ER Sunday and charged with three counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon among others. Courtney Pitts was still under police watch at the hospital on Sunday.


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