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Selma teen shot

BY DESIREE TAYLOR

AND LEESHA FAULKNER

THE SELMA TIMES-JOURNAL

A humid afternoon had the neighbors along Church Street and 2nd Avenue out of their houses just as a gunshot rang out.

On Friday, groups of people gathered at either end of the block bordered by 1st and 2nd avenues after hearing the single shot. An unidentified youth lay in the street and pleaded with onlookers to call an ambulance.

A witness, who asked not to be identified, said he heard the 19-year-old say, “I’ve been shot. Somebody call an ambulance.”

Chris Minter said he believed the youth and another individual got into an altercation before the shot was fired. Minter said the victim suffered a gunshot wound to a leg. An ambulance carried him to Vaughan Regional Medical Center, where he was treated.

Selma Police Detective Frederick Walker said police continue to search for a suspect in the shooting. The detective did not know the victim’s condition.

By policy, the Selma Police Department does not identify victims of crimes.

Witnesses at the scene on Church Street said they did not know the victim’s identity.

An hour after the shooting, police officers continued to interview people on Church Street. Officers also searched the street for evidence, such as bullet casings.

Other witnesses said they did not see the person who shot the youth.

The scene of the shooting is just a few blocks from where a 3-year-old fell victim to a stray shot in April during a drive-by. Police say they do not believe the two shootings are related.

Officers ask for anyone with information to contact the police secret witness line at 874-2190 or Crime Stoppers at 877-3530.