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Victims identified in shooting that killed 1, injured another at Gwinnett-Hall line
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Law enforcement investigate a car Nov. 28, 2017, just across the county line into Hall. A 20-year-old was found dead in the car. - photo by Nick Bowman

The two victims in a shooting that killed one man and injured another Tuesday near the Hall-Gwinnett county line have been identified by Gwinnett police.

Blake Schulte, 20, of Buford was killed in the shooting, and Alexander Scott, 16, of Doraville was injured, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department. Scott was treated at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, but his current condition is unknown, according to police. Schulte lived in the neighborhood, police said.

There have been no arrests made as of Wednesday afternoon and little new information has been released in the investigation, which is ongoing.

Police responded to reports of gunshots in the area of Express Lane in the Duncan Preserve subdivision off Sardis Church Road just after 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Scott was discovered lying beneath a tree in front of the neighborhood clubhouse with a gunshot wound. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville.

Schulte was found dead in a silver Honda about three hours later. The Honda had traveled away from the scene of the shooting down a gravel utility road underneath power lines that run near the subdivision. The car only traveled between 200 and 300 yards.

Brittany Keziah, who lives in a home only yards away from where the shooting happened, was awakened by gunshots just before 3 a.m.

“I’m a pretty light sleeper because my kids still wake me up, so it was about five or six (shots) — pop, pop, pop, pop, pop — real close,” Keziah said, standing on her front lawn watching investigators work. “Then there was a pause for two seconds and then two or three more (shots).”

Her home overlooks the clubhouse and pool area of the subdivision where the shooting occurred.

The shooting was in Gwinnett County, but the car had traveled the short distance into Hall County before it stopped. Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Deputy Stephen Wilbanks said the office is no longer involved in the investigation but responded with Gwinnett law enforcement to the incident on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Gwinnett police reported that a man in his early 20s was injured in the shooting, but Scott’s age is now listed as 16.

Gwinnett police request that anyone with information about the shooting call detectives at 770-513-5300. Anonymous tips can be given by calling 404-577-8477 or by visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.

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