Gunmen open fire on man in Athens subdivision


The 200 block of Garnett Ridge Drive

Athens-Clarke County police said Tuesday that they were investigating a weekend shooting at a northside subdivision that targeted a 34-year-old man.

According to police, officers responded to the 200 block of Garnett Ridge Drive at about 9:18 p.m. Saturday to investigate a report of gunshots being fired.

Garnett Ridge is a subdivision of rental duplexes off Old Jefferson Road and Vincent Drive.

Officers spoke to the victim, who stated that two suspects shot at him but missed.

The victim’s truck had a bullet hole in the door and some vehicle windows were shattered., according to police.

The victim described one suspect as a slim Hispanic male who was about 5-feet-11 and the other as a white male with no shirt, police said

Police asked that anyone with information concerning the incident to contact Sgt. David Norris at (706) 613-3330, ext. 556 or David.norris@accgov.com

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