Man arrested after 7 people injured in Georgia shooting, police say

ATHENS, Ga. — A 21-year-old man who injured seven people when he started shooting into a crowd was arrested Monday morning, investigators said.

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The Athens-Clarke County Police Department said Pharoah Williams fired into a crowd after a large fight started around 2 a.m. Sunday in downtown Athens, WSB-TV reported.

ACCPD Investigating Shooting On September 5, 2021, just prior to 2:00AM, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department...

Posted by Athens-Clarke County Police Department on Sunday, September 5, 2021

Police said five people who were shot were taken by ambulance to hospitals, another gunshot victim was taken using their own transportation and another victim was not hit with a bullet but injured was part of the melee.

None of the victims’ identities have been released. Officials did say the victims were not University of Georgia students.

Investigators said Williams turned himself in Monday. Authorities said multiple arrest warrants were issued but did not release the charges that would be filed.

Investigators believe it was an isolated incident.

“At this point we do think Mr. Williams was associated with some of the people fighting, so we don’t think this was just a random attack of downtown patrons,” Athens-Clarke County police Lt. Shaun Barnett told WSB.