Updated: May 26
By Joe Johnson
At about 1:25 p.m. Tuesday Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to a shooting report near E. Carver Drive and Cone Drive In the Nellie B Homes apartment complex.
Upon arrival, the officers located a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his leg. A short time later, a 16-year-old male drove up to the scene with a gunshot wound to his upper back. Both teens were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
An investigation determined that a disagreement regarding a denigrating social media post led to the shooting incident, police said
As the 16- and 17-year-old males were riding in the area, they recognized the person believed to be responsible for the social media post. A confrontation between the parties led to the gunfire and those involved quickly dispersed.
Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident and need the public’s assistance to identify all participants in the shooting. Anyone with information should contact Detective Paul Johnson at 762- 400-7060 or Paul.Johnson@accgov.com.