Police ID teens involved in deadly shootout outside Gwinnett Kroger

Gwinnett County police said two teenagers shot at each other in the parking lot of a Kroger shopping center on Grayson Highway.

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Gwinnett County police said two teenagers shot at each other in the parking lot of a Kroger shopping center on Grayson Highway.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Two 17-year-olds were shot in the parking lot of a Kroger shopping center Monday night after they argued and both reached for guns, Gwinnett County police said.

Orbit Pough died at the scene and Jaiden Williams was taken to a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Ryan Winderweedle said Wednesday. Detectives have not identified any other person involved in the shooting.

Around 9:30 p.m. Monday, officers were called to investigate the gunfire at the Grayson Commons complex near the intersection of Grayson Highway and Rosebud Road.

The shopping center is anchored by Kroger and includes a fuel center, a bank and several restaurants.

“Detectives believe an altercation between the two males started and the males shot each other,” Winderweedle said. “Detectives are currently investigating the motive for the shooting.”

No one else was reported injured, he confirmed.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gwinnett police detectives at 770-513-5300. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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