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1 killed, 2 hurt in three shootings in Athens

December 26, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
An apparent gang shooting left a teenager dead in Athens on Christmas night.Police said the victim was an 18-year-old man. Two other people were shot and wounded in attacks in three separate areas of the neighborhood.

The fatal shooting happened at about 9:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of Vermont Avenue. The victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A second victim was hit near the 1300 block of 102nd Street, and a third was struck in the 1200 block of West 98th Street, officers said. The three locations are separated by less than one mile.

Detectives said the three shooting are being investigated as a single incident.