Details rare in Selmont shooting

Published 10:53 pm Friday, January 18, 2013

SELMONT — Details of shooting in Selmont on Friday afternoon are still being investigated by the Selma Police Department after a report came in that a young man was shot multiple times.

Selma Police were able to confirm that Oscar Blevins, a 19-year-old from Selmont, was shot repeatedly in a lawn near Buckner Avenue and Old Montgomery Highway. Lt. Johnny King said Blevins was shot in the leg, groin and chest and was airlifted to Baptist South Hospital in Montgomery.

“We do not have a suspect at this time,” King said. “And no one has come forward, but if anyone in the community has information on this shooting, then please contact us.”

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Blevins was believed to have been with friends at their home, just a few blocks away from his home.

“[The friends] were standing on the back and heard the gun shots and they couldn’t see where the shots came from,” King said. “The [suspect] shot him and then ran somewhere and we think he was shot from a distance.”

The shooting occurred sometime between 12:45 p.m. and 12:55 p.m., King said adding that Blevins was in critical condition.

The Selma Police Department is looking for further information on this shooting. To report information call Crimestoppers 866-44-CRIME.