Published November 17, 2014
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Two young children were either stabbed or shot to death and a 4-year-old boy was in the hospital Wednesday night after an attack at their home in an Atlanta suburb, police said.
A man who is either their father or stepfather also was wounded and in serious condition at a hospital, police said. Police found the bodies of the 1-year-old and 4-year-old in the home and the wounded child was flown to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Gwinnett County police Cpl. Jake Smith told reporters near the scene.
He says the wounded child was flown to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.
Police have identified suspects, but no one was in custody, Smith said. He declined to elaborate.
The children's mother was not home and has been found unhurt, he said. Police did not release any names.
The subdivision is in an unincorporated part of Gwinnett County across from the fairgrounds. Two families live in the home, and the bodies were found on the bottom floor, he said.
Neighbors said they feel safe in the subdivision, partly because they pay fees to their neighborhood association for extra police patrols.
"My God, this is crazy," eight-year resident Jimmy Holland told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.