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Man killed in West Avenue shooting in Gainesville
Victim found outside Brookwood West complex off West Avenue; suspect still at large
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Gainesville police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting on West Avenue that led to a 21-year-old’s death.

The victim was Daniel Cornejo of Gainesville, who was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center after police responded at 10 p.m. Wednesday to Brookwood West No. 2 apartments. Cornejo later died from his injuries.

The incident is being investigated by Gainesville police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Nancy Rodriguez, a resident of the apartment complex, said her two kids were already in bed when she heard it.

“All I heard was a shot,” she said. “I didn’t go out or anything. I stayed in.”

Rodriguez said police arrived shortly after that.

Concrete outside the apartment complex had a large blood stain, blocked off by police tape.

Police have been in the area frequently, Rodriguez said, responding to kids smoking and other foul behavior nearby.

“(The kids) really haven’t messed with anyone,” Rodriguez said.

Dispatch communications indicated police may be looking for a certain vehicle and a certain person, but police public information officers could not verify that at this time.

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