21-year-old man shot in leg during home invasion

LILBURN - A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg Tuesday evening by an armed gunman who invaded his Lilburn home, according to police.

Officers were dispatched around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to a reported home invasion at a house on the 4300 block of Saint Michaels Drive in Olde Maryland subdivision off Five Forks Trickum Road. One man had apparently entered the house while another stayed outside as a lookout, said Detective E.J. Ritter, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department.

Police did not say what prompted the gunman to shoot 21-year-old John Snee or if any property was taken. Snee was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Investigators were actively pursuing leads, Ritter said, but they had no main suspects or motive at press time.

Bright yellow police tape remained stretched across the front of the two-story brick home on Wednesday morning as crime scene investigators continued to gather clues from inside. Three cars were parked out front, and four additional vehicles were in the driveway and garage, however no residents were seen entering or exiting the house.

No one answered the telephone at the home Wednesday.

Carey Evans, 27, was driving to her boyfriend's house down the street when she stopped to inquire about all the police cars. She was astonished upon learning of the home invasion in the quiet, upper-middle class community.

"Nothing like this ever happens here," Evans said.