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2 Shot In Ga. Applebee’s Parking Lot After 49ers-Saints Argument

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Two men were shot at in an Applebee's parking lot in Duluth, Ga., Saturday because the two men were rooting for the San Francisco 49ers during their playoff game with the New Orleans Saints. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Two men were shot at in an Applebee’s parking lot in Duluth, Ga., Saturday because the two men were rooting for the San Francisco 49ers during their playoff game with the New Orleans Saints. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an argument over an NFL playoff game led to the shooting of two men in the parking lot of a restaurant in suburban Atlanta.

Gwinnett County Police charged 31-year-old Donald Ray Ayro with assault charges for the shooting of 30-year-old Christopher Middleton and 30-year-old Corey Adams in the parking lot of an Applebee’s in Duluth on Saturday.

Adams told WSB-TV that he and a friend were rooting for the San Francisco 49ers when a New Orleans Saints fan took offense. Adams said the fan opened fire when he and two others left the bar about an hour later.

Middletown was shot in the abdomen and was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in critical condition. Adams suffered a minor graze to the head and was treated on the scene.

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