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Argument between gun store owner, employee leads to gunfire

Duluth Police Department says two people are now in the hospital -- only one of them suffered gunshot wounds.

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Update: An arrest warrant has been obtained in this case. Get the latest information here.

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Investigators are working to learn more after responding to a call about a person shot at a gun store in Duluth. According to the Duluth Police Department, two people are now in the hospital -- only one of them suffered gunshot wounds.

Officers responded to Gun Lobby, located at 3931 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, on Wednesday, according to officials following a recent social media post. Police found the shop owner at the store suffering from two gunshot wounds, authorities told 11Alive. 

Investigators said the shooting was sparked over an argument between the owner and one of their employees. Police said the employee felt threatened and shot the owner twice. The shooter remained on the scene and called police.

Officers detained the shooter before sending him to a local hospital for medical attention due to other medical issues. The employee and store owner were each hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

So far, no charges have been filed.

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11Alive SkyTracker video shows police tape blocking off part of the parking lot.

Brandy Harris works a few doors down from the gun shop. She remembers seeing police officers, paramedics, and people driving up to see beyond the crime tape.

"Here, it is seriously quiet. There are a lot of retired people back here, families. It's really quiet," she said about the area.

Other business owners in the strip mall said there have been a few break-ins over the years but no shootings.

The Gun Lobby first opened in 2016. The shop has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, although it's not accredited by the BBB.

"I've been in there twice to buy ammo myself. Really knowledgeable, really easygoing, really nice people," Harris said. 

Police did not offer any other details about the investigation.

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