2 shot outside James Brown Arena

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Richmond County authorities are investigating the shooting of two women outside James Brown Arena late Sunday after a private graduation party.

Police work the scene of a shooting outside James Brown Arena on Sunday night.  TRAVIS HIGHFIELD/STAFF
TRAVIS HIGHFIELD/STAFF
Police work the scene of a shooting outside James Brown Arena on Sunday night.

According to a statement released Monday by the sheriff’s office, the shooting happened in the main parking lot. Both victims suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Neither was identified. One was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center by ambulance, the other by personal vehicle.

The suspects were described as two black men, one of a slender build and the other heavy-set.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies and emergency medical technicians were called to the arena about 11:05 p.m., a spokeswoman said.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/26/14 - 07:05 am
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Must Have Been Columbia County Grads

Must have been those Columbia County graduates hanging around after the ceremonies.

Pops
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Pops 05/26/14 - 07:33 am
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More specifically

I'm thinking Augusta Prep...........

LocalGirl
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LocalGirl 05/26/14 - 08:33 am
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Really?

Pops, people from Augusta Prep have the good sense not to be in that part of town after dark. Besides, they would have a grad party some place much classier than James Brown!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/26/14 - 08:48 am
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BOB Strikes again

I already know I am going the catch heck for the next comment.

While Racism always seems the primary focus of too many Reverends.

The real problem, given documented facts, in the Black Community is Black on Black Crime, shootings, drugs and murders.

Imagine what the the reduction in crime percentages would be,
if the Black Community ever learned to get along with each other?

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 05/26/14 - 09:04 am
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Sunday Night Graduation Party ??

Huh? Sunday ? Talk about acting out, just because you didn't get an invite.....

Pops
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Pops 05/26/14 - 09:06 am
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LocaGirl

Please tell me you know I am not serious about the Augusta Prep post........

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 05/26/14 - 10:06 am
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STOP THE PRESSES!

VIOLENCE IN THE CBD????? It can't be!!! I bet those Augusta Prep THUGS are behind those fires in the CBD also.

Them CC HATERS all up in here!

(^5 to Pops)

Butterman
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Butterman 05/26/14 - 10:24 am
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CBD

I am sure countyman will come on here soon telling us how the media is just making this up and does not report the shootings in Columbia county. Then he will say this is not really in the CBD.

countyman
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countyman 05/26/14 - 10:47 am
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Facts

''Must have been those Columbia County graduates hanging around after the ceremonies.''

The private graduation party was held for an Columbia County graduate and many of kids where from all over the metro including Columbia County..

''I'm thinking Augusta Prep...........''

The student graduated from Augusta Christian which is an private school in Columbia County similar to Augusta Prep..

''Pops, people from Augusta Prep have the good sense not to be in that part of town after dark. Besides, they would have a grad party some place much classier than James Brown!''

The only places with steadily higher property values compared to the CBD are West Augusta, Evans, Martinez, Summerville, Forest Hills, and Aiken... The people from Augusta Christian obviously thought the venue was classy enough..

''Please tell me you know I am not serious about the Augusta Prep post........''

The comment is funny, because the student graduated from an private school on par with August Prep(Augusta Christian)...

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 05/26/14 - 10:45 am
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Now I'm Really Confused...

Why would an Augusta Christian student, have a graduation party @ JBA ? And, have it on a Sunday? Maybe the other Columbia County places were booked? Now, this really doesn't make any sense.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 05/26/14 - 10:57 am
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To Countryman

Are you sure? Where did you get these "facts" from?

Dixieman
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Dixieman 05/26/14 - 11:02 am
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To LocalGirl

Remedial sense of humor/parody/irony classes are available in your area.

countyman
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countyman 05/26/14 - 11:31 am
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Why would any 18 year old

Why would any 18 year old want to have a party in Columbia County?

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 05/26/14 - 11:32 am
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Facts or something almost factual

Hmmm... the JBA calendar shows no events for 5/25/14.....

Bizkit
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Bizkit 05/26/14 - 11:32 am
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So these were white christian

So these were white christian women attacked by two black men-where are the cries of racism and anti-christian terrorism?

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 05/26/14 - 11:33 am
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that's right nortonguy.... if

that's right nortonguy.... if they have a private party in CC.... some RC thugs will do a drive-by and kill someone.....

(eyeroll)

countyman
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countyman 05/26/14 - 11:42 am
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Facts

''Are you sure? Where did you get these "facts" from?''

Yes, Im sure.....

''Hmmm... the JBA calendar shows no events for 5/25/14.....''

Why would a private graduation party be listed?

''that's right nortonguy.... if they have a private party in CC.... some RC thugs will do a drive-by and kill someone.....

(eyeroll)''

A teenager was shot and killed at the Belair Conference Center in Columbia County in the past..

Sweet son
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Sweet son 05/26/14 - 11:45 am
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I bet the gun was bought from a Federal Firearms licensed

dealer and the person who did the shooting had a Concealed Weapons permit:NOT!! The person was probably a convicted felon with a stolen gun or even a gun with filed off serial numbers.

People who are responsible and do everything by the law should have the CWP and the ability to carry it anywhere. Period!

Maybe someone who is completely legal with a smaller handgun should just make sure it it concealed well and just carry it wherever.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 05/26/14 - 11:48 am
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Avoiding Facts

''Are you sure? Where did you get these "facts" from?''

Yes, Im sure.....

Because you are sure we should blindly believe you? Is this like when you were sure that BARD/ABS would employ 200 People?

''Hmmm... the JBA calendar shows no events for 5/25/14.....''

Why would a private graduation party be listed?

Why would a private graduation party not be listed?

''that's right nortonguy.... if they have a private party in CC.... some RC thugs will do a drive-by and kill someone.....

(eyeroll)''

A teenager was shot and killed at the Belair Conference Center in Columbia County in the past..

The FACT you left out is that shooting was by a resident of what county?

countyman
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countyman 05/26/14 - 12:31 pm
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Fact

''Because you are sure we should blindly believe you? Is this like when you were sure that BARD/ABS would employ 200 People?''

I don't feel like wasting my time arguing, because you follow me around over the internet just to attack my comments..

The Augusta Chronicle reported the algae plant and not me....
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2011-06-15/pro...

Bizkit
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Bizkit 05/26/14 - 12:54 pm
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Everyone knows all the crime

Everyone knows all the crime in Columbia county is from spill-over from Richmond county-except the white collar criminals in various neighborhoods there and in local government. LOL. Crime is everywhere I don't see a need for counties to get all competitive with it. What is the argument going to be "Well Columbia county has a better quality of criminal-Richmond county has just your average criminal? Please it's all our problem in the CSRA.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 05/26/14 - 01:22 pm
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Ahhh.... did I hurt your

Ahhh.... did I hurt your feeling nortonguy?

Yes, you are wasting your time arguing... your time would be much better spent if you just told the truth without all of the sugar coating...

Check back in the archives and see if you did not state (in all caps no less) that ABS/BARD WILL employee 200....

@Bizkit.. your comment is spot on, crime is crime, and to make a broad brush statement that this neighborhood or that district is better is ludicrous (not ludacris.)

It's a shared problem, that some do not seem to understand. I'm told that the first step to solving a problem is admitting that there is a problem.

imwatching
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imwatching 05/26/14 - 02:00 pm
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Graduation Feeling?

Maybe the shooters just wanted to know what it felt like to have a graduation party and were turned away? LOL!

Augz79
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Augz79 05/26/14 - 02:29 pm
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Countyman was right...

CBD on fire!!! gunfire!!

Augz79
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Augz79 05/26/14 - 02:32 pm
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Fun facts:

County does drag. Is there nothing that man will NOT do for Augusta. I'm moved to tears.

KSL
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KSL 05/26/14 - 02:38 pm
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Countyman

You are always trying to play one ups man ship. You bring the comments on yourself. I have to bite my tongue sometimes.

The truth is that we all have our preferences for where we would like to live. When we came to the CSRA, Aiken offered what we were looking for and does so even more now. I was not having any part of No. Augusta. It was too much of a bedroom community without a feeling of self identity. It has improved immensely. But not enough for me. Obviously Broad St and surrounds suit you.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/26/14 - 03:10 pm
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Bush caused the shootings.

Bush caused the shootings.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 05/26/14 - 03:31 pm
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@Augz79 2:29 PM Post.... now

@Augz79 2:29 PM Post.... now I will have to purchase a keyboard cover... just sprayed it... TOO FUNNY!

Dixieman
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Dixieman 05/26/14 - 03:43 pm
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Bush, Reagan and

free market economics caused the shootings.

countyman
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countyman 05/26/14 - 04:02 pm
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Sad!!!

''County does drag. Is there nothing that man will NOT do for Augusta. I'm moved to tears.''

What does the link have to do with me?

The false information spread over the AC is funny and it stems from some people disliking my positive vibe about the city.

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