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Two 20-year-old friends shot to death in SUV in upscale Roswell neighborhood

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Two men were shot to death while inside an SUV parked outside a home in an upscale neighborhood Thursday afternoon in Roswell. And police said hours later that they were still searching for the shooter.

Police have identified the victims as Spencer David Long, 20, of Atlanta, and his friend Nicholas Farrell Abry, 20, who lived at the home on Lynwood Drive in the upscale Lynwood Place neighborhood, according to Roswell police.

Around 3 p.m. several neighbors called police, saying they heard five or more gunshots, police spokesman Officer Zachary Frommer said. When officers arrived they found both men dead inside the vehicle, Frommer said. Long’s body was in the driver’s seat and Abry in the passenger seat, he said.

“It was a targeted attack,” Frommer said. “The suspect got out and shot the victims.”

The shooter fired several shots at the victims while standing to the side of the SUV and then allegedly fled in what police believe is a charcoal gray, new Audi with a paper drive-out tag with blue writing, Frommer said. The car is believed to be an A6 or A8 model, he said.

Police declined to comment on whether anyone was at the home at the time of the shooting. It’s also unclear why the victims were targeted.

Still, Frommer said they are following up on some good leads. Shortly after 7 p.m., police dogs were being led into the home as officers executed a search warrant, Frommer told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Later officers were seen coming out of the home carrying possible evidence, including a laptop, the AJC reported. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the case.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Roswell police at (770) 640-4100 or 911.