Witnesses to deadly shooting at Gwinnett County strip mall Friday night speak


One man is dead, another is wounded after a deadly shooting at a strip mall along Indian Trail Lilburn Road near Norcross on Friday night.

Police say they are searching for two men in connection to the shooting that happened right outside a Discover Wings restaurant.

The man who was shot and killed at the strip mall has been identified as 22-year-old Jerrett Mitchell of Lawrenceville. 

People who work in the area told FOX 5 the whole scene was terrifying.

"I heard people screaming, and then a couple of pops," the eyewitness asked for anonymity out of fear of retaliation. "I heard glass breaking, and then I heard the rest of the shots."

The witness said his first instinct was to hide.

Another anonymous eyewitness told FOX 5 she heard someone screaming "not my brother" repeatedly. She said she then saw a man, with a gun, run into the street.

"As soon as I saw him running, I knew someone was already dead," she said. "I've never seen anything like that before."

Police have not released descriptive information on either of the two men wanted in this shooting.

No arrests have been made at this time. The Gwinnett County Police Department has requested tipsters to call Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-8477.

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Gwinnett County Police investigates a deadly shooting at a strip mall along Indian Trail Lilburn Road near Norcross on April 28, 2023. (FOX 5)


An active search is underway for two men wanted for a deadly shooting at a strip mall along Indian Trail Lilburn Road on Friday night.

Officers responded to the scene shortly after 6 p.m. after a 911 call reporting a person shot in the 1300 block of Indian Trail Lilburn Road at Hillcrest Road near Norcross.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Juan Madiedo says officers arrived at the scene to find one man dead from apparent gunshot wounds in the doorway of one of the restaurants at the strip mall. A second man was injured in the gunfire and police say he was rushed to an area hospital. He is expected to survive.

Cpl. Madiedo says two men believed to be involved in the deadly shooting ran from the scene. The police department deployed K-9 units and a helicopter to search the area.

Descriptions of the men were not available.

Investigators spent the evening combing over the scene for physical evidence, speaking to potential witnesses, and reviewing surveillance video.

No arrests have been made.

The names of the two men who were shot have not been released.

The Gwinnett County Police Department says the case remains under investigation.

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