One Gwinnett man was in surgery Thursday night and another was dead after a violent incident involving next-door neighbors.
The sequence of events started around 1 p.m. near Loganville when Charles Edward Quinn, who lives on Vintage Oaks Drive in unincorporated Gwinnett County, shot his next-door neighbor while the neighbor was mowing his own grass, said Cpl. David P. Schiralli of the Gwinnett Police Department. Quinn, 54, apparently drove into his own driveway, got out with a revolver-type of pistol, approached his neighbor and shot him multiple times, Schiralli said. The neighbor, who police have not yet identified, was able to make it inside his home to call 911. He was then taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he was last reported as being in surgery, Schiralli said. Police would not identify the hospital. The victim was in critical but stable condition and was expected to survive his injuries, police said.
SWAT team members were called to the scene because police believed Quinn may have barricaded himself inside his own home after the shooting. A police robot was sent inside to make contact with Quinn, but a SWAT team member later discovered Quinn's body. Schiralli said Quinn died from what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Authorities said they do not know the motive for the shooting.