Two men shot in Saturday incident

Published 9:16 pm Monday, December 8, 2014

By Blake Deshazo

The Selma Times-Journal

A suspect is still on the loose after shooting two men early Saturday morning on the 400 block of Martin Luther King Street in Selma.

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According to the Selma Police Department, one victim was sitting in a vehicle while the other one was getting out at the time of the shooting, which occured at approximately 3 a.m.

“The passenger was exiting out of the vehicle, and that is when he heard shots being fired,” said Evelyn Ghant, a sergeant with the Selma Police Department. “When he tried to run to take cover, he noticed he was bleeding from his hand, arm and forearm.”

When officers arrived they found no victims, but there was a Ford Explorer riddled with gunshots still there, according to Ghant.

According to Ghant, both of the victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were taken by private vehicle to Vaughn Regional Medical Center.

The emergency room called 911 to report that a 20-year-old man had arrived with gunshots wounds to his left hand, right arm and forehead as well as a 21-year-old man with injuries to his right thigh, calf and upper back.

Ghant said their injuries were non-life threatening, and both victims were released from the hospital after being treated.

A suspect has not been identified yet because neither one of the victims saw the shooter, Ghant said.

“There is no suspect at this time,” Ghant said. “We are asking the public to call us if they know anything. They can call the secret witness hotline. We have assigned the case to one of our detectives, and they are looking for possible suspects and any witnesses that might have seen what happened.”

If you have any information regarding this case, the Selma Police Department urges you to call the Secret Witness Line at 874-2190, Crime Stoppers at 1-866-442-7463 or the Selma Police Department at 874-2125.