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Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Shooting That Injured Two Athens Girls


An Atlanta man has been sentenced to 30 years in connection with a shooting earlier this year that injured two Athens girls. According to a release from the Athens-Clarke County Police department, 38-year old Rasheed Scott entered a guilty plea agreement with the District Attorney’s Office.

Police say on April 26th officers responded to a shooting at a shopping center in the 400 block of North Avenue. They found a 5-year old girl with an injury to her eye and a 14-year old girl with a gunshot wound to the arm. They were taken by EMS to a local hospital for treatment. The 5-year old lost her eye and has since been fitted with a prosthetic.

On April 27th Scott was charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm During omission of a Crime. He was sentenced on September 27, 2023.

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!