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Georgia authorities search for two suspects after SWAT standoff, fatal shooting

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Georgia authorities continued to search for two suspects Tuesday following an hour-long SWAT standoff in connection to a fatal shooting earlier in the day, the Hall County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to Fox News Digital.

Christopher Dixon, 25, was shot in the chest in a residential area of ​​Gainesville, Georgia around 10:25 a.m. Tuesday and died of his injuries after being rushed to a hospital.

An hour-long SWAT standoff ensued at 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 statement.

The building was close to where the shooting occurred on Brown Street by Old Athens Road.

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Hall County authorities are searching for two suspects linked to a fatal shooting in Gainesville.
(Hall County Sheriff’s Office)

“Hall County Sheriff’s Office SWAT was activated and secured the building to ensure the safety of local residents,” the statement said. “Team members eventually entered the unit where the couple was believed to be hiding, but found no sign of the suspects.”

The SWAT standoff took place about .2 miles from the scene of the shooting.

The SWAT standoff took place about .2 miles from the scene of the shooting.
(Google Maps)

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Sheriff's department investigators are following up on "viable leads" as they continue to search for the suspects.

Sheriff’s department investigators are following “viable leads” as they continue to search for the suspects.
(Hall County Sheriff’s Office)

Sheriff’s department investigators are following “viable leads” as they continue to search for the suspects.

The incident is believed to have been isolated, according to the statement.

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