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Update: One teen killed, another injured in east Athens shootout

Updated: Oct 21, 2022

By Joe Johnson

An Athens teen was killed and another injured in a shootout late Friday afternoon in an eastside Athens shopping district, according to police.

Officers responded to the reported shooting at about 4:45 p.m. in an area between Citgo at 145 Gaines School Road and the Goodwill store in the Willowood strip mall on Lexington Road,

"Upon arrival, officers located two individuals that had been shot," said Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Lt. Shaun Barnett in a Friday night statement. "Preliminary investigation indicates that these two individuals shot each other. One of the individuals, a 19-year-old male from Athens died as a result of his injuries. The other subject that was shot, an 18-year-old male, also from Athens was transported by EMS to a local hospital. He is expected to survive."

The investigation is ongoing, and police asked for anyone with information regarding the incident to call 706-613-3330.

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

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