Police looking for suspect after 3 teens shot on way to Lawrenceville house party

Ring camera video from a neighbor showed several teens running through her front yard.
Published: May. 26, 2023 at 12:30 PM EDT|Updated: May. 26, 2023 at 6:04 PM EDT
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Three teens are recovering after being shot while heading to a house party in Lawrenceville early Thursday morning, Gwinnett County police confirm.

According to Gwinnett County authorities, three teenage boys were walking to a party when they were shot at by an unknown man near Madison Chase Way at Simonton Oak Way.

Police identified the victims as 16-year-old Travion Gartrell, 17-year-old Anthony Roberson, and 17-year-old Raymond Daughton.

Ring camera video from a neighbor showed several teens running through her front yard. One was heard yelling that he was bleeding and needed to go to the hospital.

“We’re very fortunate that nobody died as a result of their injuries,” Sgt. Michele Pihera with the Gwinnett County Police Department said.

When officers responded to the triple shooting, they discovered a second shooting scene along Grovehurst Walk. No injuries were reported in the area, but shots were fired into a van parked on the street.

Gwinnett County police say they found nine rounds between the two scenes.

The suspect is being identified as a six-foot tall man, weighing approximately 200 pounds, with dreadlocks. Police say he was wearing a red hoodie and white shirt at the time of the incident.

At this time, authorities do not believe the suspected shooter had any relationship with the teenage victims. All three teens suffered non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to survive.

Between 200 and 300 people were believed to be in attendance at the house party the teens were walking to. Gwinnett County officials say the Lawrenceville home, which is listed for sale, has been a target of illegal parties before. They did not provide Atlanta News First with an address.

Residents in the area are being asked to check their security camera systems and contact Gwinnett County police if they have any information that could help investigators.