GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Gwinnett County crime scene investigators are processing the scene of an apparent murder-suicide in Duluth.
Detectives said a man called 911 when he saw two people lying in the parking lot of the Gwinnett Place Commons office complex off Satellite Boulevard.
“Officers arrived and saw two people down on the ground and confronted a third person armed with a gun, a female. Before officers could take any action that female shot (and killed) herself,” explained Cpl. Jake Smith with the Gwinnett County Police Department.
Police said the woman, who shot both victims and sped away, running over the man, came back to the office complex.
“She returned after a few seconds and she was standing very close to the bodies when officers arrived and confronted her,” Smith said.
Channel 2’s Craig Lucie asked Smith if the woman turned around and drove back to the scene to make sure both victims were dead.
“It’s hard to say. There were no additional shots fired or anything like that. The female victim is alive and in critical condition. We don't have anything as far as motive or how anyone knows each other at this point,” answered Smith.
The woman who survived had emergency surgery Wednesday morning.
Gwinnett County is on pace to have a record number of killings this year.
So far, police said they are investigating 17 homicides. That's more than half of the total homicides last year. A record 50 homicides was set in 2007. Police blame drug activity and arguments as a reason for the majority of the killings.