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Dawsonville teen cut in weekend fight
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A Dawsonville teenager was cut with a knife in a fight at a downtown gas station Saturday during the annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

The young man's name and age have not been released, though authorities have said he is in his late teens.

According to Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten, the incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. Deputies responding to reports of a fight at the store on Hwy. 53 found the teen.

"When officers arrived, one subject was on the ground bleeding with a severe knife cut to his head," Wooten said.

The teen was taken by ambulance to an area hospital in serious condition, according to emergency personnel.

While no arrests have been made in the case, Wooten said the parties involved have come forward and were being interviewed by investigators Tuesday.

He added that more details could be released as the investigation unfolds.

There were no other serious incidents reported during the three-day festival that drew an estimated 100,000 visitors to the downtown area.

 

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