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Multiple teens shot headed to Gwinnett County party, police say

Among the group are two individuals aged 17 and one aged 16.

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Three teens were hurt during a shooting early Friday morning just around midnight heading to a house party in Gwinnett County, according to Gwinnett Police.

Sergeant Michele Pihera told 11Alive Friday that there were two shooting scenes. The locations of the shootings were less than a mile away from the party. 

Police said the first shooting took place in the area of Madison Chase Way and Simonton Oak Way. There were no injuries associated with the second shooting, which police described as random gunfire, though they said someone was in the path of the gunfire and could have been shot.

Fortunately, none of the three teenagers who were involved suffered any life-threatening injuries, with two being 17 years old and one being 16 years old. 

Police also said the victims that were injured at the first shooting scene were not the intended targets.

They added that the teens didn't make it to the party they were heading to, which a few hundred people were apparently attending nearby. Police believe that the home the party was being held at was for sale and broken into to host the event - the second such time this has happened. 

It was not clear if the gunman had a connection to the party.

When officers arrived on scene, they found the second shooting location on Grovehurst Walk. Sergeant Pihera said that no one was hurt in the second shooting, in which nine rounds were fired and a car was shot up. 

Police are looking for a man in his 20s with dreadlocks, who they said shot at the victims. Authorities also stated the man was wearing a red hoodie and a white shirt. Police describe the man as 6-feet tall and around 200 pounds.

Although Gwinnett County Police officials believe there was only one shooter, they are looking for other people who might be involved.

They do not believe that there was any relationship between the shooter and the victims.

Those with any information are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers with any tips or call the department.

Police are also encouraging people in the neighborhood to review their own security camera footage at this time. 

This is a developing story. Check back often for new information.

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