Woman Fleeing Domestic Dispute Killed In Murder-Suicide That Left 3 Dead, 2 Injured

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April 6, 2018US News
Woman Fleeing Domestic Dispute Killed In Murder-Suicide That Left 3 Dead, 2 Injured
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A violent shooting that took place at a rural property in north Georgia on Thursday morning, April 5, has left three people dead and two injured, according to authorities.

Lumpkin County sheriff officers responded to a 911 call at around 8:30 a.m. about shots being fired at Bryn Drive in Dawsonville. When the deputies arrived, they heard shots being fired and soon found two women and one man dead from gunshot wounds inside the residence, reported Fox 5.

Authorities also found two children — a 16-year-old and a 2-year-old — wounded on the property. They were first rushed to Northeast Georgia Medical Center and then transferred to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, reported the news station.

Their conditions were not immediately known.

A 13-year-old girl, who managed to escape from the violent situation, was able to seek refuge in a neighboring home from where she called 911. She has since been placed in the custody of relatives.

Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard said that detectives believe the now deceased man, identified as Kelley McDonald Jr., drove from Florida to find his estranged girlfriend or wife at her sister’s house in Georgia.

Police alleged that the couple had an ongoing dispute which started in Florida and the woman decided to seek refuge at her sister’s house. Authorities are suspecting that the man shot his estranged partner and her sister before turning the gun on himself.

“It’s an unfortunate incident that came from Florida, a domestic situation,” Jarrard told WSBTV.

“I don’t know how long the domestic situation had been going on between the man and woman, but it’s unfortunate that it went to this level in taking lives.”

According to Fox 5 news, the sheriff is currently searching for a woman who was driving an early to mid-2000s model gold or champagne-colored Ford Explorer who may have information essential to the investigation.

Authorities said the couple did have a child together — the 2-year-old who was wounded in the assault. Police have not released the names of the victims.

The police investigation is still ongoing. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been asked to take over the investigation, according to the news station.


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