LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Police said two people were shot inside a Target store located in a busy Lawrenceville shopping plaza early Saturday afternoon.
Crime scene tape and several Gwinnett County police units closed off a large swath of the Lawrenceville Market plaza. Police say that a man was shot inside the store just before 1:30 pm The store is located at 875 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.
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Details are still being investigated, but police told Channel 2′s Larry Spruill they believe the incident involved two people getting into some sort of dispute inside the store and that is when the shooting started.
One person was taken into custody at the scene, police have not yet released the identity of that suspect. The victim was transported to the hospital, police said they believe he was shot in the arm.
A Target spokesman released a statement Saturday afternoon that read:
Earlier today, a guest was shot during a domestic dispute inside our Lawrenceville store, and our team immediately contacted law enforcement and evacuated the building. We can confirm that all other guests and team members are safe, and our thoughts are with the victim and his family. The store will be closed for the remainder of the day as the Gwinnett County Police Department investigates. Target will provide law enforcement with any information needed for their investigation, and we’ll defer additional questions to them at this time.
Gwinnett County police are asking anyone who may have seen the incident or has some information to call them at 770-513-5300. Information can also be given to Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta. You can call them at 404-577-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers tipsters are eligible for a cash reward if they provide information leading to an arrest or indictment in this case.
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