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One dead, one injured in Athens shooting

Athens-Clarke County Police are investigating the murder of a 25-year-old man.

According to a media release, authorities responded to reports of a shooting on Huntington Road, near the Georgia Square Mall, at around 11:00 pm Wednesday night. Officers found Nigel Zachariah Turner of Athens, dead at the scene of a gunshot wound. Another shooting victim was taken to an area hospital with what law enforcement characterized as non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation continues, and authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

This is the 35th shooting, including non-fatal ones, this year in Athens-Clarke County. Shootings are down 17% from this time last year.

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.