Two wounded in separate weekend Athens shootings


two men shot in tseparate incidents Athens, Ga

By Joe Johnson

Two men were shot in separate incidents on Saturday, Athens-Clarke County police said.

Neither victim suffered life-threatening injuries, and “at this time there are no obvious indications that (the shootings) are related,” said Lt. Shaun Barnett, ACCPD’s public information officer.

The first incident occurred at about 4 p.m. in the 200 block of Chalfont Lane, where 911 callers reported.

hearing gunfire during a fight in progress, according to police.

While officers were at the scene, a 29-year-old man arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound.

“It is believed that this individual received the injury as a result of the gunfire on Chalfont Lane,” police said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Harrison at 762-400-7361 or david.harrison@accgov.com.

The second shooting was reported at about 10:45 p.m. in the 300 block of Jennings Mill Parkway, where officers located a 40-year-old man who had been shot. The male was transported by EMS to a local hospital, according to police.

AC C0PDasked for anyone with information related to the incident to contact Detective Scott Black at 762-400-7058 or scott.black@accgov.com.

Police have not released either of the victims' names. Check back with Classic City News, which will publish additional information as it becomes available

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