Man shoots two people, turns gun on himself at New Year's Eve party in Gainesville

By B.J. Williams Assistant News Director
Posted 10:47AM on Friday 1st January 2021 ( 1 year ago )

A New Year's Eve party in Gainesville turned deadly when a man opened fire, wounding two people and then killing himself.

Hall County Sheriff's Office 1st Lt. Chris Dale said deputies and officers with the Gainesville Police Department were called to 100 Spring Street in New Holland around 3:15 a.m. today. 

"The call was in reference to a man shooting inside the building and reports that people had sustained injuries at that location," Dale said in an email statement. "Deputies began to clear the building and located three people who had sustained gunshot wounds."

Dale said two people, identified as Warner Brock and Jessie Brownlee, suffered critical injuries in the shooting. Both were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

The apparent shooter, Brian Brownlee, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Dale said Brian Brownlee is Jessie Brownlee's husband. 

"Preliminary information indicates that the incident stemmed from a domestic argument," Dale said.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is conducting the investigation.

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