Authorities said about seven persons were wounded after a man opened fire into a crowd of people in Georgia, according to police.
The incidents took place at about 2 a.m. Sunday after a Squabble between a number of people, according to the Athens- Clarke County police.
“Seven individuals were injured as a result of the gunfire, the injuries to the seven victims are not considered life threatening,” said Lt. Shaun Barnett.
Authorities are reportedly searching for 21-year-old man they considered to be the suspect involved in the shooting.
Authorities described the man as “armed and dangerous” and urging the police to help locate him, according to reports.
CrimeStoppers is offering $1,000 reward for any information leading to location and arrest of the suspect.
Police stated, Downtown Athens is a short walk to the University of Georgia campus, and large crowds were out late Saturday night and into the morning hours celebrating a big football win. Georgia had just beaten Clemson University in the Saturday evening game.
Five of the victims were found with gunshot wounds at the scene, and two other victims showed up later at a hospital, Barnett added.
Of those two victims, one had been shot, but injuries to the other person remain under investigation, Barnett said in an email to The Associated Press. It was not clear Sunday whether that person’s injury was the result of a bullet strike or debris such as concrete or glass from the bullet’s impact, Barnett said.