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Two people shot in two days in east Athens complexes

By Joe Johnson

Athens-Clarke County police said they are investigating two shootings that occurred on consecutive days this weekend in different apartment complexes in east Athens.

In the first, a woman suffered a foot injury by a bullet that was shot into her home at the Athens Gardens apartment complex at about 6 p.m. on Saturday, and a 32-year-old man suffered what was described as non-life-threatening injuries when shot shortly after 12 a.m. Sunday on Thumpa Avenue in the Clarke Gardens complex.

ACCPD Public Information Officer Lt. Jody Thompson said investigators did not believe the woman had been specifically targeted.

"The incidents were not related." He said. "The Thumpa Ave (incident) had several different witness accounts of what actually occurred. It is still unclear what actually caused the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding these shootings is asked to contact Sgt. Scott Black at 762-400-7058 or



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Unknown member
Jun 27, 2023

Now we have MS-13 here too...

I've said it before and I'll say it again, sentence all gang members to death without exception.

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I read somewhere recently that if guns were taken away from democrats that 90% of shootings would stop.

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Dua Swift
Dua Swift
Jun 27, 2023

hey

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Athens, "a real nice place to raise your kids".

So sad to see it decline like this. And it is self infected...


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Izzy Mendalbaum
Izzy Mendalbaum
Jun 26, 2023

Welcome to affordable housing in the Blue Dot. I don't want to live in a town with these people. You know, the ones who have handguns and use them every time someone 'disses' them. I was here first, y'all gots to go!

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