Georgia authorities continued to search for two suspects Tuesday after an hours-long SWAT standoff in connection with a fatal shooting earlier in the day, the Hall County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to Fox News Digital.
Christopher Dixon, 25, was shot once in the chest in a residential area of Gainesville, Georgia, around 10:25 a.m. Tuesday morning and died of his wounds after being taken to a hospital.
An hour-long SWAT standoff ensued in an apartment in the J Building of the Harrison Square complex, where the suspects were believed to be barricaded, the sheriff’s department said in a release.
The building was close to where the shooting happened on Brown Street at Old Athens Road.
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“Hall County Sheriff’s Office SWAT was activated and secured the building to ensure the safety of local residents,” the release said. “Team members eventually entered the unit where the pair were believed to be hiding, but found no sign of the suspects.”
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Sheriff’s investigators are following up on “viable leads” as they continue to search for the suspects.
The incident is believed to be isolated, the announcement states.
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There is no suspect description.