Gwinnett County police continued to search Monday for those involved in a possible gang shooting at a "Sweet 16″ celebration during the weekend. Police said Monday morning no arrests had been made.
No one was killed and only one person seriously wounded in the Saturday night shooting near Snellville.
Yet it indicates a dangerous, and sometimes deadly, trend in the metro area; the Snellville shooting was the third time in three months that a teen party has ended in violence.
Last November a Chapel Hill High School senior was beaten to death at a party in Douglasville. A week later, three teens were shot, one fatally, at a Rockdale County bash. That led authorities in Conyers to adopt a "zero tolerance" policy toward large house parties.
The latest incident happened at about 11 p.m. at a home on Lock Ness Lane in unincorporated Gwinnett. Police said an individual began to shoot "randomly" into the house crowded with about 50 teens.
The wounded teens, ages 15 to 17, were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center to be treated for their wounds to their leg, foot, arm or buttocks, according to police.
Investigators said they have not identified the shooter and hope that the victims can give them more information.
But descriptions of the shooter were so varied that investigators have not been able to focus on one suspect, police said. No one at the crime scene was able to provide names of possible suspects or describe a vehicle that might have been involved, they added.
Police said there are no solid connections to drug or gang activity but they are investigating those possibilities.
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