Seven people were injured in a shooting in the area of East Clayton and North Jackson streets in downtown Athens early Sunday, Athens-Clarke County police say.
A fight involving many people broke out just before 2 a.m Sunday, and the suspect began discharging a firearm into the crowd of people, according to ACCPD spokesperson Lt. Shaun Barnett.
Initially police said five victims were transported by EMS to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, however later Sunday police provided an update saying there were seven victims total. The victims were not UGA students, Barnett said.
ACCPD has identified Pharoah Devonell Williams, 21, as the suspect. Williams is considered to be armed and dangerous, police say.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to Williams’ arrest. Anybody with information regarding Williams’ whereabouts to notify law enforcement by calling 911 or the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (706) 705-4775.
The investigation is ongoing and anybody with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Scott Black at (762) 400-7058 or via email at email@example.com.
This is a developing story and more updates will be added. Check OnlineAthens.com later for more information.