Friday, February 1, 2008
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Gwinnett Daily Post
STONE MOUNTAIN - Police withheld the name Thursday of a South Carolina man who was shot in the head while visiting a Stone Mountain apartment complex.
But police identified a second victim as Dedric Daquan Thompson, 28, also of South Carolina. Thompson - who was also shot in the head about 5 p.m. Wednesday - died at the scene.
The unnamed man remained in stable condition at Gwinnett Medical Center on Thursday. He is expected to survive his injuries, said Gwinnett police spokesman Officer David Schiralli.
His identity was withheld Thursday because his assailant - or assailants - was still at large.
It was unclear what prompted the shooting or why the men were in Stone Mountain, Schiralli said.
Both men were found in a parking area of the Highland Grove apartment complex. Thompson died slumped over in the passenger seat of a gold Acura, while the survivor was found about 10 feet away in a pool of blood, police said.
Witnesses reported hearing the wounded man call out for help.
The apartments are located at 1900 Glenn Club Drive. Residents told police two men fled the scene in a vehicle, police said.
"The circumstances surrounding this incident are still unknown," Schiralli said. "This is an ongoing investigation."
Police urge anyone with information to call 770-513-5300.