Businessman shot, killed outside Gainesville CVS while running errand with wife

A North Georgia businessman was shot and killed outside a CVS pharmacy in Gainesville on Thursday night, authorities confirmed.

Businessman and philanthropist Jack Hough, 73, was sitting inside his parked car while his wife went into the store off Park Hill Drive, Gainesville police told Channel 2 Action News. Police believe a man tried to carjack or rob Hough around 8 p.m., and after a struggle, he was shot once in the chest.


He was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where he later died, previously reported. 

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A man wearing all black clothing, a hoodie and a mask was seen by several people wandering around the parking lot outside the store. A blurry surveillance photo of the man has been released.

This is a surveillance photo of the man police believe may have shot Jack Hough in Gainesville. (Channel 2 Action News)

K-9 units, officers and a helicopter searched the area for the suspect, but an arrest hasn’t been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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