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WITNESS: Forsyth County Courthouse shooter wearing heavy vest, gear
Photo By: Forsyth County News

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - Lenny Washington was driving through downtown when he saw the incident unfold in front of the Forsyth County Courthouse. 

Washington heard shots, looked up and saw what he described as a puff of orange smoke.

He yelled at a woman, who was walking toward the courthouse, to run.

According to Washington, at the same time the woman began to flee, a man whose face was covered began firing a gun.

Washington did not know what type of weapon the man had, but said he was wearing some type of heavy vest and gear.

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