New deaths add to homicide record
Teen dies of gunshot wound in Snellville; Lawrenceville woman found in home shot to death

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County police are labeling two weekend shooting deaths as homicides, adding to the county's record homicide rate this year.

This weekend's deaths bring the total to 43 - the most the county has seen, according to Gwinnett Medical Examiner's Office Chief Forensic Investigator Ted Bailey.

Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Rob Rude said authorities responded to 4647 Chafin Point Court in Snellville shortly after 11:30 p.m. Saturday, finding two teenage boys with gunshot wounds.

One teen was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was transported to a local hospital, according to a release.

As the investigation into the details of the deaths continues, police remain somewhat tight-lipped about what occurred.

Rude said he was unsure if the shooting took place at the Snellville address and could not say what could have spurred the incident.

The identities of the two teens are not being released and Rude said the hospitalized teen's condition was unknown Monday.

Approximately 30 hours later, police responded to another crime scene within the county.

Rude said officers discovered the body of a woman in her mid-20s inside a home on San Lacinto Lane in Lawrenceville at 6:18 p.m. Sunday.

Police confirmed the woman was shot to death but could not discuss the details of the incident for fear of interfering with the investigation.

According to Rude, the woman's name will not be released until her family is notified. He said the woman lived at the Lawrenceville address but was unsure if she lived alone.

"I'm assuming investigators are speaking with neighbors to determine if anyone else lived there," Rude said.

Police are urging anyone with information related to either incident to call the department's anonymous tip line at 770-513-5390 or contact Gwinnett County detectives at 770-513-5318.

Gwinnett topped last year's homicide total earlier this month, hitting 41 with the shooting death of Juan Ojeda, 54, Oct. 18 at the Barnacles restaurant in Norcross.