Clerk shot to death at resort northwest of Atlanta

Clerk shot to death at resort northwest of Atlanta

February 21st, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. - Authorities say two people are dead after an apparent murder and suicide at the upscale Barnsley Gardens resort northwest of Atlanta.

Bartow County sheriff's Sgt. Jonathan Rogers tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that deputies responded to the resort in the Adairsville area around 2:40 a.m. Thursday. They found a female clerk who had been shot. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Rogers said deputies discovered that a man suspected of shooting her fled into nearby woods and refused to come out.

He said they searched the area and eventually found the suspected gunman, who had died from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Names of the people involved were not released Thursday morning.

Rogers said there are no other suspects involved, and the shootings are considered to be "family violence-related."