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Teen injured in Cherry Tree Crossing shooting


An Augusta teenager was shot in the leg early Monday in the Cherry Tree Crossing area.

The 15-year-old said he was walking north on McCauley Street about 2 a.m. when a small SUV stopped and the passengers rolled down its windows and began shooting, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.

The victim was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital for treatment. The report said his wounds were not life threatening.

Broun to hold meeting at library's arts center

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, whose 10th District includes a portion of the Augusta area, will hold a town hall event at 6 p.m., June 1 at the Columbia County Library's Hardin Performing Arts Center.

His program, part of a national effort known as America Speaking Out, is designed to gather ideas to craft a new agenda for America, according to a news release.

Teen shot after men tell him to leave party

A teen was shot in the knee during a party Sunday at Diamond Lakes Park in Hephzibah.

The victim said four people approached him and his friends and told them to leave the park, a Richmond County sheriff's report says.

An argument ensued and one of the men shot the 15-year-old in the right knee, the report said. He was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital for treatment, the report says.

Three sought in early morning carjacking

Authorities are searching for three people who were involved in a carjacking early Monday.

The victim told police she was dropping her boyfriend off for work at Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. in the 500 block of Bobby Jones Expressway about 2:30 a.m. when men approached her vehicle, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.

Two of the men got out of a red Nissan Altima with tinted windows; one pointed an assault rifle at the victims and demanded money. The two men then forced the victims out of their vehicle, a burgundy 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, and drove away with more than $100 and a cell phone. The third man left the scene in the Nissan