Samuel Songsy is wanted in connection with a weekend shooting that left two people dead outside a Gwinnett County bar.
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office / Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office / Channel 2 Action News

Man wanted after 2 shot dead outside Gwinnett bar

A man is on the run after a weekend shooting left two people dead outside a Gwinnett County bar, police said.

An arrest warrant has been obtained for Samuel Songsy, 23, on a charge of aggravated assault, according to Gwinnett County police.

The two shooting victims were identified as James Kim, 47, and Malik Jett, 26. Kim, the co-owner of the Prime Bar and Grill on Day Drive, was “caught in the crossfire” in the shooting outside the bar early Saturday morning, police said.

According to the warrant, Songsy assaulted Jett with a handgun “by pointing the handgun at the victim and striking the victim in the head with the handgun.”

 

Police responded about 2:30 a.m. to a report of shots fired.

“It appears that the shooting was part of an altercation at the bar and occurred on the sidewalk and in the parking lot outside,” Flynn said.

Police told Channel 2 Action News that they have been called to the location before.

"There's an extended history of fights and similar incidents that you would expect at a bar at this location," Flynn said.

Gwinnett County jail records show that in March, Songsy was arrested in Norcross on a charge of DUI, as well as multiple alleged traffic offenses.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call police at 770-513-5300.

Also, tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.

Channel 2 Action News was at the scene in Clayton County where at least a dozen police officers and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were along Landover Circle in Morrow just after 11 p.m. Thursday.

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