Athens police investigate overnight shooting


ATHENS, Ala. – Police in Athens responded to a shooting Wednesday night.

Athens Police were called to the G and G Grocery parking lot on the corner of Hwy 72 and Hine Street around 10:10 p.m. When police arrived they said two men were found with gunshot wounds.

Police say one man was taken by ambulance to Athens-Limestone Hospital and the other victim was taken to the hospital by family.

Neither victim is believed to have life-threatening injuries, according to the report.

The cause of the shooting has not been released.

Witnesses are encouraged to contact Athens Police Department at 256-233-8700 or via our website

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