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Man shot while walking along Athens roadway

By Joe Johnson

A man was shot late Thursday afternoon while walking along a roadway in northern Athens.

According to Athens-Clarke County police Capt. Christopher Nichols, the victim was walking north in the grass along Danielsville Road between the El Primo Auto Sales and Martha's Cabins mobile home park when a car pulled up and an occupant opened fire on him.

The victim reportedly was struck multiple times and was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

The incident was reported to police at 3:28 p.m., Nichols said.

Nichols said the victim gave an initial statement at the scene and a detective went to the hospital to get additional information from him.

The officer said he did not know the victim's name or where he lived.

Classic City News will update this story as more information becomes available.

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