A woman was shot dead and another one wounded at a birthday party Sunday near Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Police said.
The alleged shooter, Ohave Whitfield, 40, who also attended the party, fled the scene in a teal or green Volvo S80, with Georgia license plate tag PRI4493, said Gwinnett PD spokesman Deon Washington.
Washington said Whitfield should be considered armed and dangerous. Washington said police plan to charge Whitfield with felony murder and aggravated assault.
Police said the shooting took place around 5 p.m. during a birthday party at the house. Officers arrived on the scene and found the deceased in the garage. Paramedics transported the second victim to an area hospital, Washington said.
The victims and the shooter were adults, Washington said.
Police did not yet have identities of either victim.
A neighbor, 15-year-old Donny Nguyen, said he heard the shots, but did not know what was going on.
“I heard like a gunshot…,” Nguyen said, adding that he was standing on the front lawn at the time. “Then a pause and three more shots.”
He ran into his house and told his mother, Jennifer Nguyen, who came outside.
Jennifer Nguyen said she knows the family that lives in the home and that her family has attended church with them “It’s pretty sad, but these are the times we live in,” she said.