Domestic dispute ends in shooting at Gwinnett County Target, one arrested

Police arrest suspected target store shooter
Published: May. 7, 2022 at 4:21 PM EDT|Updated: May. 7, 2022 at 11:20 PM EDT
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (CBS46) -- A domestic dispute inside a Target in Gwinnett County ended in a shooting that injured one person Saturday afternoon.

On Monday, Gwinnett County Police arrested 30-year-old Elijah Mitchel of Lawrenceville in connection to the incident.

The shooting happened around 1:26 pm at the Target on Lawrenceville Suwanee Road.

According to police, Mitchel and the victim, Orlanda Banks, 27, of Lawrenceville got into a dispute at the store. Police also said that Mitchel and Banks know each other.

Banks was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening. As for Mitchell, he was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct, and cruelty to children.

The Target Corporation tells GCPD that this Target location will be closed for the remainder of the day.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.