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Police search for victim, suspects after shooting and attempted armed robbery

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Someone called 911 to report a possible shooting with an individual lying in the street in Athens late Sunday night.

Still, when officers arrived they found a bullet, marijuana and a partially-eaten sandwich – but no victim. They also have not been able to identify any of the suspects.

The call came in at 10:14 p.m. about the possible shooting in the 300 block of East Paces Drive, according to Athens-Clarke County police.

“A caller advised there was possibly an individual who had been shot and was lying in the street,” police spokeswoman Ms. Hilda Sorrow said in a news release Monday.

Callers told police a vehicle left the area and several subjects ran through the wood line towards Spring Lake Court, Ms. Sorrow said.

“When officers arrived, they found boots, a partially eaten sandwich, and a shell casing in the roadway,” she said. “A small bag containing a green leafy substance was found near the sandwich. The substance field-tested positive for marijuana.”

Witnesses told police they saw two men pointing guns at a man who was in a white, four-door sedan, possibly a late 1990’s Honda.

The armed men were shouting at the other male “‘to give it up,’” Ms. Sorrow said.

The vehicle left and the men fled toward the woods as they fired at the vehicle, which was headed in the other direction, she said.

The witnesses were not able to provide a detailed description of the victim or the suspect.

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