Suspect surrenders in Wilkes County after Athens gunfire hurts 7

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Published: Sep. 6, 2021 at 12:42 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON, Ga. - The suspect in a shooting that wounded seven people over the weekend turned himself in to authorities at the Wilkes County Jail.

The shooting happened early Sunday as large crowds celebrated a college football victory.

Athens Clarke-County police said 21-year-old Pharoah Devonell Williams turned himself in at the Wilkes County Jail as authorities searched for him.

Police Lt. Shaun Barnett said Williams is being charged with seven counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Police said the shooting happened in downtown Athens at around 2 a.m. Sunday after a large fight broke out and a man with a gun opened fire into the crowd.

Elsewhere in Georgia ...

WARNER ROBINS: A teenage girl was shot to death and four others wounded by gunfire at a Labor Day weekend party . Police say the shooting happened Saturday night, and a coroner identified the dead girl as 15-year-old Tanyla Johnson of McDonough, who had been visiting family in Warner Robins. Police say officers were sent to the area to respond to a complaint about a large party. When police arrived, shots were fired into the crowd from a vehicle leaving the area.

ATLANTA: Police are investigating a shooting that left multiple people injured outside an Atlanta nightclub. It happened early Monday outside the Marquette Club. Witness Tarell Heard said he heard at least eight gunshots as an overnight party was ending before dawn Monday and people were leaving. It was not immediately known how serious the victims’ injuries are, and few other details were immediately available.

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