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South Forsyth man indicted for shooting friend
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Abundio Lagos-Duran. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

A southwest Forsyth man was recently indicted for allegedly shooting his friend in the side in January while being “extremely intoxicated.”

Abundio Lagos-Duran, 55, was indicted by a Forsyth County grand jury on two felony counts of aggravated assault in connection with a Jan. 14 incident that injured his friend, according to the indictment.

Shortly after 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, deputies responded to the Exxon gas station at 6415 Atlanta Highway (Hwy. 9) in south Forsyth, where they found the victim being treated by paramedics for an “abrasion from the bullet” Duran reportedly shot, an incident report said.

One witness on scene said Duran and the victim “were having a discussion amongst friends in the grassy area next to the gas station” when Duran “pulled out a small handgun and shot it in the direction of the victim, striking him.”

The victim, who was not transported to the hospital, told deputies he and friends were drinking beer when Duran “pulled out a gun and stated, ‘I’m going to kill all of you, and you’re first.’”

“He said the next thing he knew, he heard a single gunshot and immediately felt a burning sensation on his left side,” the report said.

All witnesses on scene told investigators Duran was drunk when the incident occurred.

Duran is currently being held in the Forsyth County Jail on a $28,840 bond.

Forsyth County Chief Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Bagley will preside over the case, for which no further dates have yet been set.