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Man arrested, 2 injured following Athens shooting

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Freeman was transferred to the Limestone Co. Jail after being released from the hospital. Freeman was transferred to the Limestone Co. Jail after being released from the hospital.
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

Athens Police are investigating a shooting that happened Sunday night on Vine Street.

Travis Freeman, 38, is in the Limestone County Jail charged with first-degree assault in connection with the shooting.

Investigators said Freeman and at least several other people were drinking and gambling when an argument broke out.

According to police, Freeman grabbed a 12 gauge shotgun and fired into the crowd, hitting two people. Other people inside the house rushed Freeman and got the gun away from him, and hit him over the head with it, breaking the stock of the gun.

Freeman was arrested after being released from the hospital. The two people who were shot are expected to be okay.

Police continue to investigate the case.

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