Athens man shot in groin by man who was with his ex-wife

An Athens man is expected to survive a shotgun blast to the groin he incurred Saturday.

 

Athens-Clarke County police said the man was shot by another man with whom the victim’s ex-wife was visiting.

The 55-year-old victim went to the home of the alleged 50-year-old shooter on Robert Hardeman Road after learning his ex-wife was there, according to police.

Epifanio Rodriguez, spokesman for the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, said the resident shot the victim after he tried to force his way into the home.

The victim was taken to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center for treatment.

“No charges have been made at this time and detectives continue to investigate the circumstances behind this incident,” Rodriguez said Monday.

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