Police identify victims in deadly double shooting

Police identify victims in deadly double shooting

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Authorities released the names of the victims in Tuesday’s shootings from Gwinnett and Hall counties. 
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  • Two people were shot in the same area Tuesday.
  • Blake Schulte was found dead about 7 a.m.
  • Alexander Scott was found wounded about 3 a.m.

While police continue to search for suspects, the names of the victims in a deadly double shooting have been released. 

Blake Schulte, 20, of Buford, was found dead about 7 a.m. Tuesday in Hall County, Gwinnett County police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera said Wednesday. His body was found in a vehicle on a dirt road or path near power lines at Friendship Road and Duncan Ives Drive.

Earlier, a man heard about eight to 10 gunshots about 3 a.m. in the area of Express Lane, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. His wife called 911.

That’s when police found 16-year-old Alexander Scott of Doraville, just across the line in Gwinnett County. Scott was wounded and taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville for surgery, Pihera said. He was expected to survive, but Pihera did not know his condition Wednesday.

Investigators suspect the shooting happened at a clubhouse at the end of a cul-de-sac, but details about how the men were related were not available Wednesday. 

“I have been told that both locations are relatively close to one another, and the crime scene is quite large,” Pihera said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Case number: 17-110948

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