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One shot in argument

A 17-year-old underwent emergency surgery Monday afternoon after being shot in the lower abdomen, the result of an argument that occurred at 1901 Keller Ave.

The shooting happened just as more than 100 people gathered in Songs of Selma park to recognize victims of

Dondrale Webster

violence in Selma in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Selma Police Lt. Johnny King said the department is searching for Dondrale Webster, 25, of Selma, who is considered armed and dangerous.

Webster is described as a black male, 5 feet, 9 inches and 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and is of dark complexion, according to King. When last seen, Webster was wearing a red shirt and dark pants.

Selma chief of police William Riley said he visited with the juvenile shortly before the youth was taken to surgery at Vaughan Regional Medical Center.

“He was in stable condition and going into surgery,” Riley said.

Riley said an apparent argument ensued between the suspect and the youth. The suspect allegedly pulled a handgun and fired at the juvenile.

King said officers spoke to the juvenile before he went into surgery.

“He gave us the ID of the person who shot him,” King said.

This is yet another gun-related crime that has taken place in Selma in recent weeks. This past weekend, Selma recorded its second murder of the year, when a person was shot and killed outside of the 12 Tropicana Club on the 1200 block of Alabama Avenue.

Selma Police are searching for the suspect in that case, 29-year-old Ronald Fitts, who is also believed to be armed and dangerous.

The department is asking for any individual with information about either of these shootings to call (334) 874-2120 or the secret witness line at (334) 874-2190.