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Man injured in Athens shooting, authorities investigating

ATHENS, Ala. — Athens Police are on the scene of a shooting investigation at a home in the Canebrake community.

Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said the shooting took place on the 23000 block of Founders Circle. He added the victim, who is in his mid-30s, was flown to Huntsville Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

“We have interviewed some persons of interest and those with information related to this case. We have conducted some searches and plan to talk more with the victim soon,” Johnson said.

Anyone with information about the shooting incident can call Athens Police at 256-233-8700.

“All indications are that this was an isolated incident,” Johnson said. “We have increased patrols in the neighborhood to reassure residents. If anyone in the neighborhood sees something suspicious, I ask that they call Athens Police.”