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ACCPD Investigating Saturday Shootings

Athens police are investigating after three people were shot Saturday. According to a release from the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, shortly after 8:30 pm Saturday, police arrived on the scene in the 100 block of Winterberry Lane regarding a shooting. When they arrived, they found two males who had been shot, both of whom sustained serious injuries. They were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Paul Johnson at 762-400-7060 or via email at paul.johnson@accgov.com.

Police are also investigating a shooting on Mitchell Bridge Road that happened at approximately 2:30 am Saturday. Officers investigated a call about shots fired in the 1100 block of Mitchell Bridge Road and were notified that a 32-year old male arrived at a local hospital with a non-life threatening injury. Police believe that injury is related to the discharging firearms call on Mitchell Bridge Road. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Lister at 762-400-7333, or via email at hovie.lister@accgov.com.

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!