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5 shot, 4 killed in shooting in Forsyth County

SUWANEE, Ga. -- A shooting incident on Old Atlanta Road has left multiple people dead Wednesday morning.

Five people were shot, four were killed in a shooting incident, which took place at a residence off of the 5500 block of Old Atlanta Road in Suwanee.



According to Forsyth County officials, the gunman called his mother in Dawson County and told her he had shot four people and was going to kill himself. The mother called 911.

Suspected Forsyth Co. gunman was convicted felon

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – The suspected gunman in a deadly shooting in Forsyth County was a convicted felon, the 11Alive Investigators have learned.

Authorities believe 32-year-old Matthew Fields shot his wife, 37-year-old Rebecca Manning, her two children and her father early Wednesday. Fields then died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

11Alive Chief Investigator Brendan Keefe has learned that Fields was given many second chances after convictions for burglary and forgery, and for violating the probation he received instead of prison time.

Cat shot with arrow in Suwanee neighborhood

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga.—Residents of a Suwanee neighborhood are concerned after a cat was shot with an arrow.

The cat is expected to be OK.

Some residents in the subdivision say they are concerned about the person who launched the arrow doing it again and hurting, or killing, a family pet.

The woman who found the cat says a local animal rescue group helped her set up a trap to catch the feline so they can treat the open wound.

Body identified in Saturday drowning incident

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has identified a man's body found floating in the Chattahoochee River on Saturday.

A spokesperson said that Robert Allen Hancock, 61, of Lawrenceville, Ga. was found not far from his boat by two fishermen near the McGinnis Ferry Road dock.

The incident was first reported by two fishermen on the river near the McGinnis Ferry Road dock just inside Forsyth County.

The preliminary investigation did not find any indication that there was a crime involved in the death. Officials believe he may have fallen out of his boat.

An autopsy is scheduled at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab.

CDC to release results of measles tests

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- The CDC is soon expected to release the results of measles tests performed on a Forsyth County child.

The Sharon Elementary School third grader was positive for measles in the first round of testing, but the second test came back negative.

Sharon Elementary principal Amy Bartlett sent parents a letter this week about the case.

"We do not mean to cause alarm but want to keep all of our parents informed when a case has been reported," Bartlett said in the letter.

Nancy Nydam, a spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Public Health, said the department is investigating the case.

Kylie's Dream: A young girl's posthumous fight to end childhood cancer


ATLANTA -- Even as a little girl, Kylie Myers' dream was to perform on Broadway.

Last month, that dream finally came true, though, sadly, the brave 12-year-old from Suwanee didn't live to see it.

Now, her parents are fighting hard for Kylie's other dream: putting an end to childhood cancer.

Kylie caught the theater bug early, landing the lead in fourth grade of her school's production of "Annie."

Suwanee business refuses to print gay wedding invitation

SUWANEE, Ga. -- A Suwanee company has refused to print wedding invitations for a gay couple bringing a national debate to metro Atlanta's backyard.

The owner of the local Alpha Graphics franchise, Alan Akins says he declined the job because of his religious beliefs.

Paige Beckwith says throughout her wedding planning process she has been open with vendors that there would be two brides on the wedding day.

She says none of the vendors seemed to care, but him.