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Gwinnett officers respond to report of woman screaming in driveway, find 2 men dead inside home

Police are still investigating how the men died and why they were killed. However, police do not believe this was a random attack.

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Multiple calls of a person screaming in the driveway of a Gwinnett County home led to a heartbreaking discovery inside when police arrived on Sunday afternoon.

Detective Michael Truesdell said that officers were called to the 600 block of Oxford Hall Drive, a residential area off of Five Forks Trickum Road SW and not far from Sugarloaf Parkway.

"At 4:41 p.m., this afternoon, units from our south precinct responded to just a general call of a person screaming in a driveway," Truesdell said. "When they got here, they determined that it was a domestic-related call." 

However, when they entered the home to make sure everyone involved was safe, police said they found two young men dead, who they later identified as 28-year-old Darius Myles and 23-year-old Christopher Smith. 

Police haven't revealed any possible motive as the investigation remains in the very early stages.

"Our detectives are still here, they're still working," Truesdell said. "Our crime scene unit is still inside trying to determine what the extent of the injuries are to the males and they'll be here well until it's after dark this evening trying to pursue all leads."

Those crews and the medical examiner are also still working to determine a cause of death, he said.

Despite the fact that this is a homicide investigation, Truesdell said officers don't believe this was a random attack and have no reason to suspect there is a danger to the general public.

"This is an isolated event in the unfortunate passing of these two men," he added.

Meanwhile, police are interviewing friends and family members as they arrive at the scene to try and learn more about the men and what may have happened to them.

Anyone with information about the double homicide is asked to call Gwinnett County Police detectives at 770-513-5300 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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