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Pedestrian shot from moving vehicle in west Athens

Homeless man shot from moving vehicle on west side of Athens, Ga.

By Joe Johnson

A pedestrian was wounded Tuesday night when someone shot him from a moving car in the 100 block of Hawthorne Avenue, according to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

Officers who responded to the incident at 11:30 p.m. located a 29-year-old homeless man who had been struck by gunfire, police said, adding that the victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

ACCPD’s public information officer, Lt. Shaun Barnett said investigators do not believe the shooter and victim knew each other.

“Initial investigation indicates that this incident was the result of a dispute between occupants of a vehicle and a pedestrian. It is believed there was some sort of confrontation over trash or litter,” Barnett said. “There was an argument between the pedestrian and the occupants of the vehicle. As the vehicle drove off, several shots were fired.”

Barnett said the victim described the shooter as a heavy-set Black female who was driving a silver four-door vehicle.

Police asked for anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Sgt. Scott Black at 762-400-7058 or

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