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Gwinnett Police say officers returned fire at suspect outside Buford bar

Police did find a victim with a gunshot wound to the leg, who was the original reason officers were called to the scene.

BUFORD, Ga. — Gwinnett Police said early Friday that officers returned fire at a suspect outside a Buford bar, but that no one was hit. 

Police did find a victim with a gunshot wound to the leg, who was the original reason officers were called to the scene. The cause of the original incident leading to the victim's leg wound and subsequent call to police is still under investigation.

"Upon responding, Gwinnet Police were alerted by shots and returned fire. No known injuries to Gwinnett Police Officers or suspects at this time," a police statement said. "The investigation is being handled by GCPD Homicide."

There is no suspect in custody at this time, according to police. It happened outside Parma Tavern on Buford Dr. around 1:30 a.m.

11Alive's Maura Sirianni is at the scene. She reports one Gwinnett County Police Department cruiser was towed from the scene with a windshield shattered by bullet holes. A second vehicle was also towed from the scene but it's unclear if it was damaged.

"Detectives are asking anyone with information that may lead to the identification of anyone involved to please, come forward. Witnesses are encouraged to call GCPD Investigators or Atlanta Crime Stoppers with any helpful information," Gwinnett Police said. "If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com."

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