A deadly shootout unfolded in the parking lot of an Applebee’s restaurant in Gwinnett County on Monday night, resulting in the death of a man. The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. outside the establishment located on Stone Mountain Parkway in unincorporated Stone Mountain. Law enforcement officers came to the scene of the shooting in the parking lot between Applebee’s and a nearby O’Reilly Auto Parts store.
Gwinnett County police responded to reports of gunshots fired in the parking lot of an Applebee’s restaurant on Stone Mountain Parkway. Upon arrival, they discovered a man lying in the parking lot, critically injured. Emergency medical personnel quickly transported him to a nearby hospital. However, he did not survive the injuries that he suffered from as a result of the gunfire. The victim’s identity has not been released, and authorities have not disclosed any information about other individuals involved in the incident.
Law enforcement officials are currently investigating the circumstances that led to the fatal shooting. Sergeant Michele Pihera of the Gwinnett County Police Department stated that they are exploring the possibility of an exchange of gunfire between the victim and the unidentified shooter. However, the exact details surrounding the incident remain unclear. Detectives have determined that the victim did not dine at the Applebee’s restaurant before the shooting occurred.
Investigators are actively seeking additional information to shed light on the incident. They are reviewing security camera footage from nearby establishments and relying on the account of a passerby who witnessed the shooting and promptly called 911. The Gwinnett County Police Department is urging anyone that has relevant information for the case to come forward and assist in their investigation.