1 dead, 1 injured after 2 shootings in same area

A man was found shot to death early Tuesday, about three hours after police found another shooting victim in the same area. 

“Right now, we just don’t know how all these players are related,” Gwinnett County police Cpl. Michele Pihera said. “But we know that they are related to this one criminal incident.”

A death investigation is underway near Duncan Ives Drive and Friendship Road in Gwinnett County. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Ed Puth said he heard about eight to 10 gunshots about 3 a.m. in the area of Express Lane, where the initial shooting happened. His wife called 911.

When officers arrived, they found a man in his 20s with injuries that were not life-threatening. He was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville and underwent surgery, police said.

Investigators suspect the shooting happened at a clubhouse at the end of a cul-de-sac.

Shortly before 7 a.m., officers found the second victim dead in a vehicle on a dirt road or path near power lines at Friendship Road and Duncan Ives Drive in Hall County, about 200 to 300 yards from the original crime scene.  

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

Authorities were on the scene in Gwinnett and Hall counties. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

A police helicopter was searching the area for evidence and any additional victims. 

“Right now, there’s a possibility that there are additional people involved,” Pihera said. “However, we don’t know if anybody else is injured. We don’t know who the shooter(s) is or are.”

The victims’ names and other details have not been released.

No arrests have been made.

Authorities found this car and believe it is involved in the incident. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

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