Alleged gunmen in Hall County murder-suicide has died, officials say

UPDATE 2:24 p.m. Wednesday: Police confirmed Wednesday that the gunman, 26-year-old Buford man Shamiek Johnson, died.

Police said his autopsy results are still pending and the investigation is ongoing. 

ORIGINAL STORY: A shooting in East Hall that left two women dead and one man injured was an attempted murder-suicide, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

It happened at a home in the 3000 block of Broome Road around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday. The Hall County Sheriff’s Office said deputies arrived at the home to find three people shot.

Deputies said two women, later identified as 50-year-old Anne Marie Wilson and her 20-year-old daughter, Lauren Wilson, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said 26-year-old Shamiek Johnson fired the shots that killed the two women before turning the gun on himself. He was found seriously injured and rushed to an area hospital for treatment. Johnson was listed in critical condition as of Thursday afternoon.

"We’ve never heard of anything happening like that around here," Kandy Acosta said.

Hall County deputies investigate a triple shooting at a home in East Hall on Feb. 24, 2021. (Hall County Sheriff's Office)

Neighbors in the area describe a heavy police presence and said this is new for the community.

"I thought that it was an accident or something. I never expected to hear someone got shot and especially not two women. That’s terrifying" Acosta said.

"My aunt said all of this was full of detective cars and cops," Neighbor Jesus Varjas said.

Deputies believe Johnson and Lauren Wilson had a child together.

The case remains under investigation.

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