Four Dead, Including Two Children, In Georgia Murder-suicide Officials identified the gunman as 32-year-old Matthew Fields. There's no reason that any of us are ever going to understand to wipe an entire family. The man who called said his wife was on the phone with her son and her son said he had shot four people and was going to kill himself, according documents distributed by the sheriff's office. The caller said he and his wife were headed to the home and were 30 minutes away. A nearby business reported hearing gunshots around the time of the shooting. The area of the shooting, on Old Atlanta Road about 30 miles northeast of the city, includes some of metro Atlanta's most exclusive neighborhoods.