Jul 26, 2014

Woman Killed in Possible Gang Shooting in Norcross Area

An incident that began at the Liquid Ultra Lounge in Peachtree Corners escalated to a shooting near Phil Niekro Parkway early Sunday.

Woman Killed in Possible Gang Shooting in Norcross Area

A woman was shot and killed in unincorporated Norcross early Sunday in what police believe was an incident related to criminal street gang activity.

The woman, identified as 21-year-old Malia Arianne Ross-Robinson, was shot at 4161 Phil Niekro Parkway off Beaver Ruin Road around 4:15 a.m. Dec. 9. She was transported to a local hospital where she died from her injuries, according to a news release from Gwinnett County Police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith.

"At this time, it appears that only Ross was struck," the release says.

Detectives believe that Ross-Robinson was a part of a group that was involved in an altercation with a second group at Liquid Ultra Lounge, a nightclub off Holcomb Bridge Road in Peachtree Corners. The altercation ended, but it started again at a nearby gas station.

The fight dispersed a second time, and Ross-Robinson's group traveled to Phil Niekro Parkway. The other group showed up, too, and the altercation was renewed once more.

An unknown member of one of the groups produced a gun and fired multiple shots, where Ross-Robinson was hit. 

Detectives believe this case may be related to criminal street gang activity. No charges have been made thusfar and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on this case should contact Gwinnett County Police Homicide Unit detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-557-TIPS (8477).


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