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'Unknown Hispanic male' listed as possible shooter in gang killing

An incident report from the believed gang feud that killed a young Lilburn woman Sunday morning listed a vague description of the possible shooter.

Malia Arianne Ross Robinson, 21, of Lilburn was shot around 4 a.m. Sunday before dying at a local hospital. Gwinnett County police believe her death was the end result of a two-group altercation that began earlier that evening at the Liquid Ultra Lounge nightclub in Norcross, continued at a nearby gas station and ended when shots were fired some 10 miles away outside a residence on Phil Niekro Parkway.

Detectives believe the case may be related to "criminal street gang activity," but a police spokesman declined Tuesday to identify the gangs allegedly involved in the dispute.

"Detectives are actively working the case and don't want to tip anyone off," Cpl. Jake Smith said.

A police report obtained by the Daily Post listed members of a well-known Hispanic gang as being tied to the shooting. The possible shooter was listed only as an unknown Hispanic male.

It was unclear if Robinson was believed to be an active member of any gang, Smith said.

Officers were called to a residence at 4161 Phil Niekro Parkway at about 4:15 a.m. Sunday, where they found Robinson lying on the ground in front of the residence. Three witnesses -- including two who reportedly lived at the address -- were also at the scene and interviewed after Robinson was rushed to the hospital.

Gwinnett jail records showed one male resident of the Phil Niekro Parkway home was charged with participation in gang activity in March 2011.

Police believe both he and Robinson were part of a group involved in an altercation that began earlier that night at Liquid Ultra Lounge off Holcomb Bridge Road.

"The altercation dispersed, but started up again at a local gas station," Smith said. "The altercation dispersed a second time and (Robinson's group) traveled to 4161 Phil Niekro Parkway."

The rival group showed up there as well, and one member produced a gun and fired multiple shots. Robinson is believed to be the only person shot.

No further details have been released. Anyone with information is asked to call Gwinnett homicide detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-557-TIPS.