Gwinnett man shot in leg flags down ambulance while driving to hospital


Gwinnett man shot in leg flags down ambulance while driving to hospital

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Courtesy of Gwinnett Health System
Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville.

A man on his way to the hospital with a bullet wound to the leg flagged down an ambulance while his brother was driving, Gwinnett County police said.

The man, not identified by police, had a bullet wound to his leg when his brother picked him up from a Lawrencville apartment complex Wednesday afternoon. The brother began to drive the victim to Gwinnett Medical Center via Highway 316 when they saw an ambulance. Somehow they were able to flag the ambulance down and get it to stop.

When the ambulance staff saw the man’s injuries, they called police to the scene. The man was transported to the hospital in a Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services ambulance instead of the one that was flagged down; it was privately operated.

Details are scant so far; police do not know when the shooting took place and they have not identified the complex where he was shot. 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Gwinnett County detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. Crime Stoppers tips may be rewarded with up to $2,000 if they lead to an arrest or indictment.

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