Officials identify fatal shooting victim in Gwinnett County
NORCROSS, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Gwinnett County police officials have identified the victim in the deadly shooting in Gwinnett County on Friday.
Officials said 22-year-old Jerrett Mitchell was shot and killed at a restaurant at the 1300 block of Indian Trail Road on Friday night.
If anyone has any information to share in this case, we encourage them to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.
ORIGINAL: The Gwinnett County Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one dead and another injured in Gwinnett County Friday evening.
According to officials, officers responded to a “person shot call” at the 1300 block of Indian Trail Road. The deceased victim was in the doorway of a local restaurant, police said. The second victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment with “a non-life-threatening injury.”
Atlanta News First spoke to a witness who said he saw what happened. The witness said he saw one of the victims run by his car.
“It sounded like they were coming towards me. So, it was not far. I might’ve been two parking spaces away from the incident,” the witness said. “I just heard gunshots. It sounded like two or three at first, and then another few more shots. It might have been like a total of five or eight and then I just saw a guy running out. It looked like he had got hit because I saw him bleeding from his hand,” he said.
The man said he was waiting to go inside a nearby barber shop at the time.
“I was in my truck minding my own business and I just saw the guy running. It looked like he was hurt like he was trying to get some help,” the man said. “To actually be here and see it, see the victim’s body, see the person that’s hit, somebody hurt, it’s a lot different. It’s a little more personal than it is reading it,” he said. “Because you actually see it and you’re going through it, and on your mind, the only thing you can think about is where you could’ve been somewhere different. I could’ve been in that store at that time. I have been in that store many times. So, I’m just thankful,” the witness said.
Police are currently looking for two Black men who allegedly fled the scene on foot.
Police do not believe the men are a threat to the community at large.
There are no official details released by officials and the identity of the homicide victim(s) is unknown at this time.
The Gwinnett County Police officials are asking anyone who has information to contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. They also said tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com.
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