Gwinnett police seek suspect who shot pellet gun at cars, injuring 1

Several people reported that their cars had been damaged by a pellet gun shooting in Buford. One man needed medical attention after he was shot in the neck while driving with his windows down.
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Several people reported that their cars had been damaged by a pellet gun shooting in Buford. One man needed medical attention after he was shot in the neck while driving with his windows down.

Gwinnett County police are investigating an incident along Kilgore Road in which someone shooting a pellet gun damaged multiple cars and injured one man driving with his windows down.

Officers responded to reports of a person shot Jan. 2 near the intersection of Kilgore and Cross roads in Buford, Gwinnett police spokeswoman Officer Hideshi Valle said in a news release. At the scene, police spoke with a 30-year-old man who was bleeding after he had been hit in the neck with a pellet round. He told police he was driving with his windows down and was shot through his passenger-side window.

Officers responded to several other calls about property damage in the same area that day, Valle said. In each case, the callers’ cars were damaged in a way that was “consistent with those hit by pellet rounds.” Police are asking for help from the public to identify a suspect.

Anyone with information related to the case is asked to contact Gwinnett police detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters may contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case.

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