"I would say it's haunting to know that something like this could happen in your own back yard," Hailey White, a resident of the Rogers Mill subdivision of Duluth, said.
People living in the area were shocked to learn a man was killed and a woman and 8-year-old girl are recovering from gunshot wounds after an early morning home invasion in Duluth on Wednesday.
The man killed was identified on Thursday as 37-year old Adam Schrier.
Duluth police said two people forced their way into a home in the 2900 block of Summercrest Lane around 6:26 a.m.
The suspects opened fire on the occupants of the home, shooting Schrier, a female resident and an 8-year-old girl.
The man later died as a result of the shooting, while the woman and child both had no life-threatening injuries.
The woman was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center. The 8-year-old girl was taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. A 4-year-old girl was also in the home at the time but was not shot.
Both juveniles have been temporarily placed in the custody of Gwinnett County DFACS.
Police believe they know the motive for the home invasion. "It's pretty obvious that robbery was the motivation," Duluth police Major Don Woodruff said.
According to police, during the robbery attempt a struggle ensued between Schrier and the two home invaders. At some point during the struggle all three victims were shot.
Police are looking for two suspects they believe escaped in a car.
With suspects still on the run people living in the area are concerned.
"I'm sure the Duluth police will take super high precautions after this and will be patrolling a lot more," White said.
Anyone with information concerning this case is urged to contact the Duluth Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at (770) 476-4151.
Additionally, police want to assure the citizens of Duluth that this is an isolated incident. Citizens who have concerns may contact Major Woodruff, at (678) 512-3705.
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