2 weekend shootings under investigation in Athens

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department responded to two shootings on Sunday, Feb. 11.

The first incident occurred at around 5:32 p.m. on the 120 block of Viking Court. Officers found a person at the scene with gunshot injuries and rendered lifesaving aid. An ambulance transported the patient to a local hospital in critical condition.

Five hours later, Athens-Clarke County police responded to a report of a shooting in the 100 block of Zebulon Drive. Witnesses told police that a car drove away from the scene after being shot at, and a passenger in the car was shot.

Police say investigations into both shootings are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

According to ACCPD statistics, there have been 17 shootings in Athens so far this year, up 6% over the same time period last year. That increase comes on the heels of a report released last month stating that crime in the Classic City was down slightly in 2023.


Crime rate down in Athens-Clarke County


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