Two people are dead following an apparent murder and suicide Thursday at the upscale Barnsley Gardens resort in Bartow County, authorities said.
Bartow County sheriff’s Sgt. Jonathan Rogers told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that deputies responded to the resort at 2:40 a.m. Thursday after reports that a female clerk had been shot.
The woman, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
“Deputies discovered that the male who shot her fled into nearby woods and refused to come out,” Rogers said in an email. “Deputies were assisted by the Georgia State Patrol and a GSP helicopter to attempt to locate the shooter.”
Rogers said the suspected gunman was later found, dead from what was apparently a self-inflicted gunshot.
“No other suspects are at large,” Rogers said. “The incident is considered to be family violence-related.”