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Police investigating apparent gang shootout near intersection north of downtown Athens.


By Joe Johnson

Police said they were investigating a possible shootout between gang members at an intersection north of downtown Athens.

According to Lt. Shaun Barnett, the incident occurred at about 11:45 p.m. Monday in the area of College Avenue and Strong Street, where officers responded to investigate 911 calls that reported guns were being fired.

No one was found to have been injured, Barnett said, but several unoccupied vehicles that were parked near the intersection, which is located just outside of Bethel Midtown Village, a known stronghold of the Bloods street gang, and officers collected from the scene bullet casings of different calibers, suggesting that there had been a shootout.

Also situated near the incident location is Hotel indigo

A police investigator confirmed that the incident likely was gang related.

There were no suspects and no arrests had been made as of Friday.

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Too stupid and too lazy to amount to anything. Too-bad they don't have better Aim.

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BS Detector
BS Detector
17. Juni 2023

Democrat run county/city ! Do your comparison to other U.S. cities ! You already lost the battle !

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This country will never be able to arrest its way out of the gun violence. If we don’t anything to prevent poverty, racial injustice, and homelessness and increase access to healthcare, mental healthcare, housing and education then we’re just repeating past and present mistakes. As it stands now, being poor is a crime in this country. Especially in states like Georgia.

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shirebourne
shirebourne
17. Juni 2023
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So what’s your answer, Kathy? It’s a “culture”…….it beats working hard and getting married to take care of your kids and they like it just the way it is. Responsibility is so lame, to them.

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Breadoflife Faiupu
Breadoflife Faiupu
16. Juni 2023

Can't someone teach these youths how to shoot properly? Their technique is awful. They rarely hit their targets, because they're all spazzes.

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Samson Tiger
Samson Tiger
16. Juni 2023

Why didn’t they just call the District Attorney and she could have stopped the shootout instantly with restorative justice. This gang activity will only get worse until we have a competent DA who is willing to ENFORCE the LAW and prosecute crimes.


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The police did a great job stopping this too. Theres enough blame to go around.

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