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Manhunt underway for suspected killer in Gwinnett quadruple shooting

Justin McDonald was the youngest of the three victims killed by suspect Robert Belle.  He was 12 years old. 09-13-16
Justin McDonald was the youngest of the three victims killed by suspect Robert Belle. He was 12 years old.
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Updated: 9/17/2013 10:29 am
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County police are still looking for a 33-year-old man accused of shooting and killing three people and wounding another. WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News confirmed Monday afternoon that two of those victims are a mother and her 12-year-old son.

Gwinnett police said they are still trying to figure out what motivated the suspect, Robert Belle, to shoot and kill the victims. Belle's wife, Danielle, who turned herself in to police Monday afternoon, was being sought for questioning. Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh broke the names of the couple on Twitter and WSBTV.com. She also spent the day uncovering new details about this developing story.

The investigation started after police responded to a call on Anderson Livesy Lane in Snellville for a domestic shooting. Police found two people outside. Their investigation led to the bodies of two more victims found inside.

In an exclusive interview, Laketha Clark said her sister, 34-year-old Angelina Benton, described as a loving mother of four, was among the victims, along with her 12-year-old son, Joseph McDonald. Police identified the third victim, 19-year-old Raynard Daniel, who was also fatally shot, as a family friend. Police said Benton's boyfriend, 23-year-old Justin Cato, is recovering at a hospital.

Clark said Belle and his wife lived at Benton's home, along with the other people who were shot and killed. Clark said the couple had fallen on hard times, so her sister allowed them to move in.

"They were supposed to celebrate our birthday this week. But they won't be celebrating our birthdays," she said.

Friends said they don't know why someone would want to hurt Benton.

"I don't know who would want to do this. She has a good heart, a good spirit," said friend Booker Smith.

Friends said she opened her heart to people in need.

"I feel really messed up, man. She was a good person," Smith said.

Meanwhile, Gwinnett Police Cpl. Jake Smith said officers are on the lookout for Belle.

"We are going to treat him as armed and dangerous. We are very concerned over his whereabouts," Smith said.

Police say Belle lost his vehicle keys and ran from the home following the shootings. Police towed his SUV, and found an AR15 in it.

"We have also recovered the murder weapon, which was an assault rifle, left inside the SUV there at the scene," said Cpl. Smith.

Video: WSB-TV Atlanta
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