Two adults and a child were killed and a fourth person wounded in a Sunday night domestic shooting in Gwinnett County, police said.
The Gwinnett police are now searching for Robert E. Bell, 33, as a suspect in those killings. He is wanted on three counts of felony murder and one count of aggravated assault, Gwinnett police said. Police say Bell is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to call detectives at 770-513-5300.
The police identified the dead as Raynord Daniel, 19, Angelina Benton, 34 and Benton’s 12-year-old son, Joseph McDonald. Twenty three year-old Justin Cato, Angelina Benton’s boyfriend, was shot in the leg and expected to recover from his injuries, police said.
Officers and a SWAT team were dispatched to a 9 p.m. call from a home in the 4600 block of Anderson-Livsey Lane near Snellville.
The 911 caller said a man was chasing a woman outside the home and firing shots at her.
After discovering the victims inside and around the home, they also discovered a black SUV with an assault rifle similar to an AR-15 inside it. The SUV belongs to Bell’s wife, police said.
All of the victims were residents at the home. Police said Benton allowed Bell and his wife, Danielle Hill-Bell, to move into the home about two weeks ago.
Police said the suspects and the victims were on good terms and have not figured out a motive for the shootings.
The shootings have others in the neighborhood just west of Norris Lake concerned.
Shannon Collins, who lives next door to the house where people were shot, said she was at work when the shooting happened.
“My mom called me and told me that there were some shots fired and police were called,” Collins said.
She said that when she got off work later and tried to come home, “everything was blocked off, so I had to go stay at work.”
Collins told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she didn’t know the family, who had moved into the house next door only a few months ago.
“It’s a horrible tragedy,” she said. “It’s really creepy to have something like this happen so close to your home. I feel so bad for the people that are involved.”
Sunday night’s shooting was the second deadly shooting on the street in two years.
In April 2011, 47-year-old Marvin Tyus was shot and killed during a home invasion at his house in the 4600 block of Anderson Livsey Lane.
Staff photographer John Spink contributed to this article.