1 man killed, another seriously injured in Athens shooting - CBS46 News

1 man killed, another seriously injured in Athens double shooting

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Two people were shot in Athens early Saturday morning, and now one of them has died.

Athens-Clarke County police were called to a parking lot on the 1700 block of Commerce Road at about 2:40 a.m.

When officers got to the scene, they found two seriously injured men. Both had been shot.

The two victims were taken to the hospital.

Police say 22-year-old Derrick Merritt of Athens died from his injuries. The other victim is still being treated.

Investigators say Merritt and the other victim were not involved in an argument between other customers at the business which lead up to the shooting.

If you have any information about this case, please call the Athens Clarke County Police Department's Crime Tip Line at (706)613-3342.

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