On Monday December 5, 2022, the Rome Police Department was requested by an E911 call to investigate a shooting that occurred at Hacks Carpet 550 Riverside Parkway in Rome, Georgia.

Preliminary information indicates that on Monday December 5, 2022 at approximately 10:20 am, Rome Police was dispatched to a Shots Fired at a business on Riverside Parkway in Rome. The altercation developed between an employee and others in the area. It was reported that the employee pulled out a weapon and fired several rounds in the direction of other employees and then ran from the facility.

No one was injured in the discharge of the weapon. The offender was not present at the scene and the incident is still under investigation. This did cause a lock down of the nearby schools for a short period of time until it was determined the shooter was no longer in the area. The names of those involved are not being released at this point as the investigation is in its early stages.