Victim injured in Friday shooting

Published 9:31 pm Monday, November 26, 2012

The Selma Police Department is continuing to investigate what happened early Friday morning on Water Avenue, across from the Downtown Sports Bar, that led to the shooting of a Selma man.

According to information from the department, officers and detectives responded to a shots fired call on Water Avenue at Washington Street around 2 a.m. Friday. There, they discovered a number of shell casings and blood on the ground, but no victim.

“Detectives were told the victim — a 23-year-old Selma man — was taken to Vaughan’s emergency room,” Selma’s Lt. Johnny King said.

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Detectives found the victim at the emergency room and were able to interview him, but King said, he was not able to tell them who had shot him. He reportedly was struck once in the butt.

“Detectives learned from the interview and other witnesses, that several subjects were shooting at the time after an argument and the victim might have been struck by a stray bullet while trying to get away,” King said.

The unidentified victim was treated at Vaughan and then later transported to Baptist South in Montgomery for further treatment. He was released that same day.

“At this time, we are following up leads but have not made an arrest at this time,” King said.

King added the department plans to place additional manpower in the downtown entertainment district moving forward.