Jefferson High Student Elijah DeWitt Shot Dead outside Sugarloaf Mills

According to the police report, the shooting happened near the Dave & Buster’s entrance at the Sugarloaf Mills. Investigators were at the scene gathering evidence, reviewing surveillance video, and speaking to witnesses on Wednesday night.

Jefferson High Student Elijah DeWitt Shot Dead outside Sugarloaf Mills
Elijah DeWitt

Gwinnett County police say the teen killed overnight in a shooting at Sugarloaf Mills Mall was a student at Jefferson High School. The school football team's official Twitter account said he was a star wide receiver  

According to the police report, the shooting happened near the Dave & Buster’s entrance at the Sugarloaf Mills. Investigators were at the scene gathering evidence, reviewing surveillance video, and speaking to witnesses on Wednesday night.

The victim was identified by police as 17-year-old Elijah DeWitt. The Jefferson Dragons football team shared the community's grief.

"The DeWitt family is in our thoughts and prayers," the tweet stated.

Police said Dave & Busters was open at the time of the shooting, but investigators don't know if the teen was inside Dave & Busters at some point that night. 

"Currently detectives are exploring all motives," Gwinnett County police spokesperson Hideshi Valle said. "We do not know what led up to the shooting."