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Sunday morning shooting leaves one dead, three injured

A shooting on the city’s west side early Sunday morning left one dead and three others injured.

According to a media release from the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, officers responded to reports of a shooting on Mitchell Bridge Road, near its intersection with Atlanta Highway at about 12:55 a.m.

One victim of the shooting, a 21-year-old Athens man, died from his wounds at an area hospital. Three others received non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident remains under investigation, and as of early Monday morning, a suspect hasn’t been named. ACC authorities are asking anyone with photos or videos of the incident to contact them.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.
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