Man shot in back in south Macon drive by shooting

Man shot in lower back on Villa Crest Avenue

A man was taken to a Macon hospital Thursday morning after being shot in the back at about 11:15 a.m. on Villa Crest Avenue near Houston Avenue across the street from Pendleton Homes.

Javarius Davis, 29, was walking when a car drove up with two men inside and started shooting at him, according to Bibb County Sheriff's Lieutenant Randy Gonzalez.

Davis was alert and talking to medics when they arrived.

The shooting occurred in the same area where a man was killed Wednesday morning.

Kelvin Willis, 39, was found dead in a Pendleton Homes apartment with a gunshot wound.

Gabrielle Dawkins spoke to one woman who says the shootings need to stop. 

"Going to the store to just grab a juice before work, you can't even do that no more," says Matika Welch.

Welch was heading to the mailbox just to check her mail when the mother of two heard the gunshots.

"I'm not safe. I mean, if I have to look out my window thinking it's firecrackers, most of the time it's not firecrackers," says Welch. 

Welch says she's lived at Pendleton Homes for two years but says the area isn't safe enough for her sons to play.

"Your kids can't ride their bicycle. It's bad, and it shouldn't be like that," says Welch. 

Welch says the problem on the street is a cycle as a result of bad parenting.

"A lot of things come from the mother, the fathers," says Welch. "They don't have any guidance. This is what happens. This is the outcome."

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