Further details have been released about the shooting that occurred on Woodlake Drive in Buford on Friday, May 27 at approximately 8:45 p.m. A statement was released by the Gwinnett County Police Department that says officers responded to a person shot call at 6010 Woodlake Drive.
The person who called 911 told dispatch that they heard gun shots and that there was a man lying in their driveway. When officers arrived they found a male victim later identified as Mr. Nabil Zeidan, 64 of Buford with gunshot wounds.
According to police, Zeidan was shot in his driveway at 6090 Woodlake Drive, which is two doors down from where he was found. Zeidan was transported to a local hospital and his injuries appear to be non-life threatening.
Gwinnett County detectives responded to the scene and interviewed neighbors while the Crime Scene Unit processed the scene for evidence.
“This incident does not appear to be random, and robbery is believed to be the motive,” said Gwinnett Police in a released statement.
A neighbor recounted the incident telling the North Gwinnett Voice that they had been watching T.V. and shortly before 9 p.m., they heard what they believed to be five gun shots.
“We secured our house and family first before doing anything else and within minutes of the shots cop cars came flying down the street and stopped at a house no more than 300 feet from us,” the neighbor said. “There must have been around eight cars total. They lined the streets including two right by our back drive way. I watched from our back door as I saw them load the victim into the ambulance and take him away. Cops and investigators walked the area around the house for hours. All we could do was pray for our safety and pray for the victim.”
Police are looking for two male suspects that are described as wearing “dark clothing, one possibly black with short twisty type hair style.” The suspects were last seen getting into a white car.
If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.
Case Number: GP220043659