Monday, November 11, 2013
A Georgetown native was killed and her daughter injured when a gunman opened fire at a birthday party in Georgia Sunday evening.
The shooting occurred in Gwinnett County, according to media sources.
WSB-TV 2 in Atlanta is reporting Alicia Poole Johnson, 53, of Lawrenceville was killed and her daughter, 31-year-old Dana Johnson was injured.
Alicia Johnson is a graduate of Winyah High School, according to her Facebook page. Her daughter is also a Georgetown native.
According to the report, the shooting happened at about 5 p.m. Sunday at a home on Crystal Lake Drive in Lawrenceville.
The 911 operator who took the call reported hearing gunshots while the caller was on the phone.
Alicia Johnson was found deceased in the garage.
Neighbors told the TV station there was a birthday party at the house at the time of the shooting.
Police said there was an inflatable bounce house is the front yard, and they believe several children may have witnessed the shooting, the station reported.
Police are still searching for the suspect, identified as 40-year-old Ohave Whitfield. Sources told the Georgetown Times Whitfield's wife was at the party.
A felony murder warrant and aggravated assault warrants have been obtained for Whitfield's arrest.
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