GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – A homicide investigation is underway by the Gwinnett County Police Department following an incident that occurred during a potential house party in Grayson. Authorities responded to a report of a person being shot at a residence on Chase Lane early Friday morning. When police officers arrived at the home, they discovered a gathering, followed by the discovery of a woman’s body. The incident has shocked residents in the ordinarily quiet Georgetown Commons subdivision.
The Gwinnett County Police Department’s homicide detectives have been diligently working alongside crime scene investigators throughout the morning, collecting evidence and processing the scene. At this point, no suspects have been taken into custody, but officials say it does not appear to be a random act of violence.
A neighbor said she had called the police earlier in the evening to report noise from the gathering, but no action was taken. Police have described the event as a house party with numerous attendees. Investigators believe an altercation at the party may have caused the shooting.
“I heard like a big boom,” said James Guem. “I’m not sure if it was a shotgun, but after that, when I was looking out my front window, there were just cars from that area just rushing away from it.”
Corporal Juan Madiedo of the Gwinnett County Police Department emphasized the unfortunate nature of incidents like this, stating, “Things like this can happen anywhere…We just want to make sure that whoever is responsible is brought to justice.” The authorities have not yet disclosed the victim’s identity and the specific circumstances leading to her death.
Madiedo said that they don’t have a suspect in custody but that this incident was not a random act or someone’s going around just shooting people.
Residents are urged to come forward with any information that could assist in the ongoing investigation. Gwinnett County detectives can be reached at (770) 513-5300, or people can choose to remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477.