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Man shot during party at Lake Lanier Islands

BUFORD, Ga. -- A 23-year-old man is in stable condition after being shot during a weekend birthday party at Lake Lanier Islands.

The shooting happened at around 12:45 a.m. Sunday at one of the park's lake houses, which a group of friends rented for the party.

Responding officers found Union City resident Malik Davis with a gunshot wound to his chest. Davis was rushed into emergency surgery at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Hall County Sheriff's Deputy Nicole Bailes said the shooting began with a fight. Three men arrived at the party uninvited and started arguing with attendees. The dispute turned physical, and Davis was shot while trying to break up the fight.

Police are working to identify the three suspects, who ran from the house after the shooting. Witnesses described them as black men.

Police serve search warrant in case of missing dad


UPDATE:  Thursday afternoon, Lawrenceville Police Capt. Jeff Smith told 11Alive News "there were some items of interest that we took from the property, back to our department for further analysis."  The items of interest, he said, included the burned contents of a barrel that might figure into the search for clues into Waters' disappearance.  As for any connection between Waters and the owners of the property where the search for clues took place, Smith would say only, "I'm not sure how or if they knew the missing person.  The investigation led us to that residence."

Suspect arrested in fatal motorcycle hit and run

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Police have made an arrest in a fatal hit and run accident.

Jacob O'Reilly, 24, is accused of hitting and killing Scott Moseley July 26 on Gravel Springs Road at Camp Branch Road near Buford. Investigators believe Moseley, 24, was thrown from his motorcycle after running into a raised median. O'Reilly then struck Moseley as he was lying in the road.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Deon Washington said investigators conducted a road check Sunday at the accident scene. They also scoped out nearby businesses, neighborhoods and apartment complexes, and eventually found O'Reilly's car parked at the Mall of Georgia.

Motorcyclist killed in Gwinnett hit and run accident

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Police are looking for the driver who hit and killed a 24-year-old motorcyclist over the weekend.

The accident happened Sunday at around 12:45 a.m., at Gravel Springs and Camp Branch roads near Buford. First responders found the victim, Scott Moseley, lying in the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

After speaking with witnesses, investigators determined Moseley tried to turn left from Camp Branch Road onto Gravel Springs Road. He likely struck a raised median and was thrown from his motorcycle.

Police believe a vehicle then ran over Moseley as he was lying in the road, killing him. The vehicle's driver did not stop or call 911.

Police described the vehicle as a dark-colored 1990-93 Honda Accord. They say it will have damage to the right front side.

Buford Verizon store burglarized again

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – Police say a Verizon store in Buford has been broken into twice this year.

The most recent incident at the store, which is located on Cumming Highway, happened on June 11.

The burglar used a tool to smash through the front glass door to the business. He then entered the store and forcefully pulled the phones and tablets from the displays before placing them in a black bag. After he finished, he picked up tool and exited through the broken glass door.


The incident looks similar to a March burglary. In that incident, the suspect shattered the window of the store, and burglarized it in less than two minutes.

Gwinnett firefighter rescues woman trapped in burning home

BUFORD, Ga. -- An off-duty Gwinnett County sheriff's deputy saved a woman from a burning home in Gwinnett County on Sunday.

The fire broke out on Westbrook Street in Buford, Ga. around 5 p.m.

Four people were inside the home when the blaze started and three of them were able to get out safely.

But a woman was trapped inside as the flames began to spread.

That's when the deputy grabbed a ladder and got the woman out.

Fire crews arrived and were able to knock down the fire but the home is a total loss.

The American Red Cross is now helping the four occupants.

Ga. woman celebrates 103rd birthday

BUFORD, Ga. – A Georgia woman celebrated her 103rd birthday Tuesday.

Bessie Faulkner turned 103 over the weekend. Family and friends came together at the Buford Senior Center to celebrate on Tuesday.

Organizers say Bessie visits the center almost every day and enjoys socializing with other seniors and playing bingo.

The grandmother of nine said that she doesn't have any secrets to her longevity.

"I've worked hard my entire life," she said.

Bessie was born on June 21, 1912 and has lived through the Great Depression, Prohibition, and the Civil Rights movement.