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Police investigate separate shootings

LAWRENCEVILLE - Police are still searching for clues in a shooting on Interstate 85 this weekend which stemmed from a road rage incident.

They are also investigating an unrelated drive-by shooting which injured two men on Friday, said Officer Darren Moloney, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department.

The victim of the road rage shooting, 35-year-old Moussa Fall of Duluth, said he suffered a broken arm from a gunshot wound near his elbow.

Fall had just left a friend's house and was heading to home to Duluth at 1:45 a.m. when the incident happened. As he was attempting to turn on the access ramp to the interstate from Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Fall changed lanes in front of a white sport utility vehicle.

"It was nothing provocative or extreme, just normal changing lanes," Fall said. "He tailgated me to the ramp and followed me aggressively. That's what told me this person was really ticked."

After he was on I-85, the driver of the SUV pulled alongside Fall's 2001 Mitsubishi Montero and opened fire. Although one car was traveling in a lane between them, that vehicle was low to the ground and the gunshots sailed over it, Fall said.

Two bullets lodged in Fall's driver's side door, and one struck him. He was able to call police from his cell phone and pull his vehicle off the road.

Fall said he never saw the shooter's face. The white SUV is believed to be either a Ford or a Toyota, however there have been no new leads in the case, Moloney said.

No motive in drive-by

Authorities said it's too soon to tell the motive in the double shooting which occurred Friday on Waterbury Drive in Lawrenceville.

Joshua Stafford, 21, who lived on that road, and Nebo Chase, 18, of unknown address, were walking with Stafford's brother when a silver car started to creep up behind them slowly, according to a police report.

Someone in the vehicle then allegedly fired several gunshots through an open window at the men, striking Stafford in the lower abdomen and Chase in the upper abdomen.

When officers arrived, a crowd of onlookers had gathered near the victims, who were lying on the ground curled in a fetal position. Stafford was alert and conscious. Chase was struggling to breath and coughing up blood, the report said.

Witnesses said the driver and front seat passenger of the car were Bosnian men, and three to four passengers in the back seat were black men. The suspect shooter was known only as "Stevie," the report stated.

Anyone with information about either of these incidents should call Gwinnett County Police at 770-513-5300.