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1 dead in Gwinnett County double shooting

A woman had also been shot. Her injuries, police said, were non-life threatening.
Credit: Gwinnett Police Department

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Gwinnett police are investigating a double shooting that left one man dead in what they believe was a domestic incident.

Police responded to the 2000 block of Wheylon Drive after a woman called to report that multiple people had been shot.

When police arrived, they said they found 24-year-old Brandon Ricks dead in front of the home. They said he was shot at least one time. 

A woman had also been shot. Her injuries, police said, were non-life threatening.

Justin Kattar, 29, was taken into custody and police believe he knew all those involved. He is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of felony murder. He has also been charged with second degree cruelty to children since a child was present at the time of the shooting. 

If anyone has any information to share in this case, contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. 

To remain anonymous, tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit their website online. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case.