By Joe Johnson
In separate incidents Saturday night, two young Athens men were shot, and on Sunday morning they both remained hospitalized in critical condition, according to an Athens-Clarke County Police official.
The first incident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. at the Clarke Gardens apartment complex, according to police Lt. Shaun Barnett.
While officers were responding, he said, police were notified that an 18-year-old male had arrived at the hospital with a life-threatening injury that was related to the discharging firearms complaint that originated from the 100 block of Thumpa Avenue within the complex.
About six hours later, at 12:16 a.m., Barnett said, officers responded to another discharging firearms call, this time in the 100 block of Northview Drive, where they found a 24-year-old male who had been shot. He also was transported by EMS to hospital in critical condition.
No arrests were made, and Barnett said the incidents remained under investigation.