1 killed at Gwinnett house party



GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga.,None - Gunfire erupted inside a Snellville home early Thursday morning, leaving one person dead.

Dozens of college students were attending a party on Trotters Way Drive when the shooting happened just after 1 a.m. Police said they’ve been called to the home several times this year for various complaints.

Homicide detectives and crime scene investigators from the Gwinnett County Police Department were at the scene after a house party got out of control.

“(There was) some kind of argument that broke out.   One suspect produced a handgun and shot another man,” said Gwinnett police Cpl. Jake Smith.

Friends said 20-year-old Corey Johnson was shot trying to help someone else.

“Corey was a very good kid,” Tichina Powers told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh.

Powers’ son was Johnson’s best friend. She said her son was with him at the party when a fight broke out around 10:30 p.m.

"They were just trying to help someone, a young lady or something that might have had something going on with a boyfriend," Powers said.

She said the boyfriend started shooting, and Johnson was struck and killed in the backyard.

Police said witnesses are cooperating and gave detectives some good information about the killer. Police said they have suspects, but it’s unclear if any charges have been filed.

“Others just don’t value life,” Powers said.