Gwinnett County

Police: 17-year-old killed in shooting on Gwinnett County basketball court

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga — A 17-year-old is dead after being shot on a basketball court in Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett County police said when they arrived to the basketball court on Mariray Court Sunday around 4 p.m., the teen was already dead.

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On Monday, police identified the victim as Timothy Buchanan.

Channel 2′s Veronica Griffin was on the scene Sunday evening speaking with neighbors who were shocked this happened

“They were just kids and playing basketball. We didn’t think they were packing,” a neighbor told Channel 2 Action News.


The police said the shooter took off immediately after firing the shots. Neighbors said they feel a bit uncertain about their sense of security.

“My kids are over there in the house right now because I don’t want them anywhere near any of this,” the neighbor said.

No description of the shooter has been released.

Anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit

Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

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