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ACCPD Investigating Shooting, Gang Activity

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The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a teenage injured. Police say the incident happened shortly after 10:45 Tuesday night in the 700 block of Spring Valley Road. Officers arrived on the scene to find a 15-year old girl that had been shot. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Scott Black at 706-400-7058 or via email at scott.black@accgov.com.

Police also provided an update on the effort targeting street gang activity. According to a release, since March 1st, police have made multiple arrests, confiscated 13 guns and two rifles, and seized several drugs, including fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

Since the beginning of the initiative, the ACCPD has made 41 arrests and seized 38 weapons.

Anyone with information about criminal street gang activity is asked to use the department’s Crime Tip Line at 706-705-4775, email the Gang Unit at gangunit@accgov.com, or contact the Gang Unit through the anonymous online tip website at https://www.accgov.com/FormCenter/Police-27/Criminal-Gang-Activity-Tips-759.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!