A couple’s fight in northeast Georgia led a man to shoot and kill his girfriend’s teenage daughter and himself, police said.
The man, whose identity has not yet been released, shot at his girlfriend and another adult, making the incident a quadruple shooting, Scott Dutton, a spokesman with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, said in a news release.
Police in Elberton — about 110 miles northeast of Atlanta — said the shootings happened shortly after a domestic dispute that started around 6:45 p.m. at a home on Reese Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered a dead female in the roadway, Dutton said.
Soon after, police found a dead man in the yard of the home.
Dutton said witnesses told police the dead man had begun shooting at his girlfriend, who lived at the residence. As soon as the shooting started, the girlfriend flagged down a vehicle and jumped in the passenger seat, Dutton said. The man kept shooting, firing at the vehicle and injuring both the driver and the girlfriend, Dutton said.
The girlfriend and driver were treated at nearby medical centers and released.
The man also shot at and killed a 17-year-old female, who police said was the girlfriend’s child. The man then reportedly shot himself, and also died on scene, Dutton said.
Names of the victims were being withheld Sunday, Dutton said.