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Man, 20, shot in neck near Wal-Mart

LAWRENCEVILLE - A 20-year-old Winder man is expected to survive a Monday shooting near a Lawrenceville Wal-Mart that left him with a bullet wound to his neck, police said.

Daniel Joseph Harriman was shot once in the neck about 12:45 p.m. near the entrance of a Wal-Mart at the intersection of Sugarloaf Parkway and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.

The victim then stumbled onto Sugarloaf Parkway and flagged down a passerby, who hauled the wounded man to Gwinnett Medical Center in his truck, said Lawrenceville police spokesman Capt. Greg Vaughn. Doctors expect Harriman to recover, Vaughn said.

Police identified a "vehicle of interest" in the case as a silver Honda, possibly occupied by three black males. The incident happened in an area lying lower than the shopping center's parking lot, making it difficult for shoppers to observe what had happened, Vaughn said.

"Nobody's come forward that saw the shooting," Vaughn said. "I don't think anybody knew it happened."

It was unclear Tuesday what may have triggered the shooting. The victim underwent emergency surgery Monday and was too sedated to cooperate with police the day after, Vaughn said.

"We have to keep tabs to see when we can get in there and talk to him," he said.

Police are unsure why the victim was in the area, or if he knew his assailant or assailants.

"We're asking if anybody observed anything, we'd certainly like a call," Vaughn said.

The Lawrenceville Police Department can be reached at 770-963-2443.