• Masked men kill elderly woman, injure man who tried to stop them, police say

    By: Steve Gehlbach

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    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Masked gunmen are on the run after killing an elderly woman and hurting a man who tried to stop them.

    Gwinnett police said someone called 911 around 11 p.m. Sunday to report that an elderly woman had been shot at the Amber Trail Apartments at 2906 Old Norcross Road.

    When officers arrived, they found the woman dead. 

    Witnesses said that two men wearing all black and masks had shot the woman and then injured a man in his 30s who confronted them.

    That man is expected to survive. 

    Authorities are still searching for the masked men.  Police K-9s tracked the two suspects but they got away, possibly into a car.


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    Channel 2 Action News talked to one neighbor who said she no longer feels safe living here and will react differently the next time someone comes to the door.

    "Not going to open it to anybody I don't know. Sometimes I open it, but I'm not going to open it. Package, they can leave it on the floor. I'm not opening, if not family or friends," said neighbor Yoselin Perez.

    Police have not said if they think the victim was targeted or if it was random. She is only being described as an elderly woman.

    People who knew the woman are heartbroken and shocked. They're praying for her family today.

    "We're praying for them. Nobody deserves to be shot like that. Nobody deserves to be shot period.  I mean it's just… it's kind of nuts, everything in perspective," said neighbor Timothy Bagwell. 

    The neighbor is in his 30's. It's unknown if he was grazed by a bullet or pistol-whipped. Authorities are still trying to determine the cause and extent of his injuries.

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