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Buford man died day after he fatally shot two women, turned gun on self, authorities say
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Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators work the scene of a shooting in East Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Courtesy of Hall County Sheriff's Office)

Updated March 2: The Buford man accused of fatally shooting a mother and daughter before shooting himself in East Hall late last month died a day after initially surviving in critical condition, the Hall County Sheriff's Office confirmed on Tuesday, March 2.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth said the man died Thursday, Feb. 25, and his autopsy had taken place Monday, March 1. Booth said the investigation into the shooting remains open, and the autopsy results had not yet been released.

The Hall County Coroner's office did not immediately respond to requests for more details.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, to reports of three people who had been shot. Anne Marie Wilson, 50, and Lauren Wilson, 20, both of Gainesville, were found dead at the scene, authorities said. The sheriff's office initially said it would investigate the case as a double murder and attempted suicide, as the alleged shooter, 26-year-old Shamiek Johnson had been transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Investigators said they believed Johnson shot both women before shooting himself, in the incident they said was likely "domestic-related."

“Johnson and Lauren Wilson had a child together," Booth said.

A family member discovered the scene and called 911, he added.

Booth also said one child was in the home and was also transported “as a precaution.” The child was taken into the custody of the Division of Family and Children Services.

Helicopter medical transports were originally requested by the fire department but were not needed “once we arrived on scene and assessed the situation,” according to Hall County Fire Services Division Chief Zach Brackett.

Digital editor Thomas Hartwell contributed.

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