Police: Homeowner arrested after shooting two contract workers

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A man has been arrested after police said he shot two contract workers at his Cobb County home on Wednesday. 

It happened around 2:30 p.m. at the Kensington Subdivision off Johnson Ferry Road. Cobb County Police said the call came in of a double shooting and they showed up in force. 

"When we got the call we were unsure exactly what the situation was so we responded with our SWAT team, our crisis negotiation team, and our K-9 unit as well," said Cobb County Police Officer Neil Penirelli.

Officers said they found 37-year-old Gordon Montcalm, of Buchanan, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Then, a second victim, 21-year-old Jake Horne, of Marietta, was found suffering from a gunshot wound to his head. Both were taken to Kennestone Hospital in serious condition. 

According to police, the two victims were at the home completing some electrical work for the homeowner, identified as 68-year-old Joel Epstein. 

Police said Epstein shot Montcalm and Horne as they attempted to leave his home after completing their work day. 

Epstein has been charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery. He's being held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. 

Sameer Gupta lives next door to the home on Wellington Lane. Police told him to stay inside. 

"It was 2:30, we were going to the school bus stop, we opened the door and they said to get back in there," said Gupta. 

Gupta said a couple in their 60's lives in the home and had recently been having some work done on their house. 

"There was a truck parked over there, probably getting some work done," said Gupta.

Detectives could be seen going in and out of the home late Wednesday and closely examining what appears to be a work van, with ladders on top, in the driveway. 

The investigation is ongoing, according to police.