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Two teens wounded in gunfight at Nellie B Homes

Updated: May 26, 2022

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

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Unknown member
May 25, 2022

So the 16 year old who had been on the scene with his 17 year old friend left and then came back? Sounds like someone was ditching evidence... 16 year old because less likely to be charged as an adult.

So sick of this BS.


Randy Freeman
Randy Freeman
May 25, 2022

Considering what happened yesterday. This is a serious matter. What are we going to do wait for to happen in a nice neighborhood?

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