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Athens woman shot at Lexington Road gas station


By Joe Johnson

An Athens woman reportedly was injured over the weekend when gunfire broke out at an eastside gas station.

According to an Athens-Clarke County police report released on Tuesday, 22-year-old Tytiana Williams of Highland Park Drive had left a “Guns Down Gloves Up” event at Club Venom on Commerce Road early Saturday morning and just arrived in a car with another woman at Marathon on Lexington Road when they heard females arguing in the parking lot, followed by gunshots.

Williams said that as she and the other woman began to drive away, she realized that her leg was bleeding, and she tried to flag down a police officer, who followed her to the hospital, according to the report.

Police said the gunshot wound was not life threatening.

Police reviewed Marathon video surveillance footage and saw that at about 3:40 a.m., a group of people that was gathered around cars in the parking lot began ducking and then driving off, but no one was seen firing a gun, according to the report. Spent shell casings were recovered from the scene.

On Tuesday morning, ACCPD spokesman Lt. Shaun Barnett said that no suspects had been identified.

He said the investigation remained in its early stages, and that “detectives are working to determine the events leading up to this incident, including whether or not something happened at the nightclub.”

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