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Fight breaks out among laborers

DULUTH - Two day laborers were shot Thursday, when a fight broke out at a gas station, according to police.

The altercation began at 7:44 a.m. when a work van carrying five Hispanic men pulled into the gas station, and a taxicab carrying three Hispanic men also arrived, Gwinnett police Cpl. Darren Moloney said.

Moloney said there is no evidence that a meeting was arranged in advance, and both groups were presumably at the service station to take care of their vehicles.

The men exited the taxi and, according to police, "started an altercation with the Hispanic workers." One of the offenders pulled out a handgun and fired at the workers.

All of the men fled on foot, and the two shooting victims asked either a bystander or an acquaintance for a ride to the hospital.

For an unknown reason, the vehicle pulled over at Sugarloaf Parkway and Ga. Highway 316 and called for help. Emergency personnel transported them to Gwinnett Medical Center with injuries that weren't life threatening.

Police released a video from a store surveillance camera Thursday. The person in the video is not the believed to be the shooter, but police are asking for help identifying the man. Images from the surveillance camera were not available.