A 15-year-old was fatally shot after midnight Monday, July 1, behind a Buford gas station, police said.
Branden Gerena, of Buford, was transported to a local hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries.
Police are actively investigating the shooting at a Thompson Mill Road gas station.
“They have learned the victim and his friend, a witness, were at the location when a black male in his 20s approached them. The suspect fired a shot striking the victim,” Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Jake Smith wrote in a news release.
The suspect, described as a black man in his 20s, ran from the scene.
He was seen wearing blue jeans, a black jacket with red lettering and a backward baseball hat.
Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect is asked to call police at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at 404-577-8477.