Clarke County

13-year-old in serious condition after being shot in Athens neighborhood, police say

ATHENS, Ga. — Athens-Clarke County Police Department is investigating after a 13-year-old was shot Saturday afternoon.

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According to officials, the shooting happened at 2 p.m. in the 100 block of Essex Court.

Once officers arrived, they found a 13-year-old boy had been shot.

Authorities believe that another juvenile in the home got hold of a gun and fired it, striking the 13-year-old.


The teen with the gunshot wound was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

At this time, the investigation is ongoing.

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Officials did not say where the boy was shot at or if the juvenile is facing charges.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact ACCPD at 706-613-3330.