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Teen shot at east Athens trailer park

By Joe Johnson

A teenager reportedly was shot Sunday morning at a trailer park on the east side of Athens.

According to police, officers responded at about 11:15 a.m. to Hallmark Estates on Spring Valley Road to investigate reports of gunshots being fired.

Upon arrival the officers located Carlos A. Harper Jr. 16, with a bullet wound to his arm.

Harper said that he had been walking near the complex’s mailboxes and office building when unknown males shot him, according to police.

EMS transported him to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening wound.

The victim, who lives at Hallmark Estates, told police he did not know who would have shot him.

A maintenance worker found a bullet on the road in front of the trailer park office and another was located near the mailboxes, police said.

A review of surveillance camera video found that a white Honda Civic bearing Georgia tag CSD9724 left the complex at the time of the shooting.

The incident is under investigation, and the Athens-Clarke County Police Department asked for anyone with information to contact Sgt. Scott Black at or 762-400-7058.

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