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17-year-old boy shot at the Clayton Social in Downtown Athens

There are reports of shooting at the Clayton Social in Downtown Athens, Georgia



At least one person shot with non-life-threatening injuries, Suspect is in custody

After a gunshot occurred in the downtown area of Athens on Thursday night, the police report that one 17-year-old is currently recovering in the hospital.

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department reports that the incident took place on the 300 block of Clayton Street at approximately 11 p.m.

Officers arrived on the scene and discovered the victim, a 17-year-old male, suffering from a gunshot wound. The teenager was taken by emergency personnel to a hospital in the area, where he is currently being treated for injuries that are not considered to be life-threatening.

During the course of their response, the police came into contact with a second juvenile, aged 17, who had been observed fleeing the area while reportedly brandishing a firearm. That adolescent, whose identity has not been made public at this time, was taken into custody and arrested for a variety of offences linked to firearms. The suspect is being questioned by investigators as they attempt to determine whether or not he is connected in any way to the incident.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact the Athens-Clark County Police Department.

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