Gwinnett police release IDs of woman found shot behind home, man shot at intersection

A woman was found fatally shot in the backyard of a home in unincorporated Snellville.

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A woman was found fatally shot in the backyard of a home in unincorporated Snellville.

Gwinnett County police on Tuesday released the names of two homicide victims who were killed Monday within the span of two hours.

A woman was found fatally shot in the backyard of a home in unincorporated Snellville about 6:40 p.m., according to police spokesman Cpl. Collin Flynn.  Investigators said the body of 36-year-old Natasha Smith of Snellville was found behind the home off Northbrook Road near Valley Brook Road.

Smith’s boyfriend discovered her body and called police, Flynn said. She had been shot at least once.

Just before 5 p.m., Gwinnett officers responded to the intersection of Goodwood Boulevard and Pirkle Road in unincorporated Norcross and found a man who had been shot to death near the road, police said in a separate news release. He was identified as Shane Meyerhoffer, 27, of Hayes, North Carolina.

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A man was found shot to death at the intersection of Goodwood Boulevard and Pirkle Road in unincorporated Norcross.

A man was found shot to death at the intersection of Goodwood Boulevard and Pirkle Road in unincorporated Norcross.

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A man was found shot to death at the intersection of Goodwood Boulevard and Pirkle Road in unincorporated Norcross.

Both deaths remain under investigation. Police have not named any suspects or determined a motive, Flynn said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gwinnett police at 770-513-5300 or CrimeStoppers at 404-577-8477 or online at www.StopCrimeATL.com. Tips can be sent anonymously and information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this investigation can earn tipsters up to $2,000.

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