A neighbor of Cheryl Loving places a memorial item on her mailbox. Loving was found dead Wednesday at her Lawrenceville home.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Police, neighbors seek answers in Gwinnett woman’s shooting death

Police gathered evidence and talked to residents Thursday as they tried to figure out who fatally shot a 60-year-old woman at her Lawrenceville home.

Cheryl Loving (Photo: Channel 2 Action News)

Meanwhile, neighbors had little to say about the death of Cheryl Loving, according to Channel 2 Action News.

"It's especially traumatic for the family as we are moving to the holiday season and makes it exceptionally devastating,” Lawrenceville police spokesman Capt. Jeff Smith said.

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It was a family member who found Loving’s body at her home in the 200 block of Stone Mountain Street, police said.

Her brother said he found blood on the driveway leading up to the front porch. He said the home’s door was unlocked, but police said there was no sign of forced entry into the house.


Besides gathering evidence, police also talked to residents to determine if they saw something they didn’t notice earlier.

Several neighbors told Channel 2 off-camera that one of the most alarming things about Loving’s death is that no one saw or heard anything. This was despite the fact that she was found in the afternoon and that houses in the area are fairly close together.

Investigators are not sure if Loving’s death was random or whether she was targeted.

“That’s certainly a question we hope to answer soon,” Lt. Barry Honea of Lawrenceville police told AJC.com. “As of right now we are considering both possibilities until we can rule one or the other out.”

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