UPDATED: 27-year-old man shot and killed Saturday morning
A shooting Saturday morning resulted in the death of a Selma man.
The victim has been identified as Byron O’Neal McDonald, 27, according to Dallas County Coroner Alan Dailey. McDonald was shot and killed Saturday morning around 1 a.m. on the 100 block of South Maxey Street, according to Lt. Sam Miller with the Selma Police Department.
McDonald was taken to Vaughan Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Miller said McDonald was shot at least one time in his upper torso.
Miller said another male in his 20s was also shot Saturday morning, but his injuries were non life-threatening. Miller said the second victim was shot in the lower extremities of his body. Police are investigating whether the two victims were together when the shootings occurred, Miller said.
Saturday’s murder was the fifth in Selma since March 7 and the second this week. Miller said while the number of murders is frustrating, it’s even more concerning when nobody from the community steps forward with information.
“What’s frustrating to us is nobody wants to come forward and tell us anything,” Miller said.
On March 7, 29-year-old T.J. Shelton and 27-year-old A.J. Lee were killed near the intersection of Marie Foster Street and Selma Avenue. Selma police chief John Brock said he believed the victims or the car they were riding in was targeted in the shooting.
Two weeks later, 35 year-old Christopher McNeil was allegedly shot by his brother in law over what police believe was a domestic dispute. Sandy Rhodes has been charged with murder in the case.
Earlier this week, Selma High senior Cedric Williams was shot and killed around 1:30 a.m. on the 2500 block of Etheridge Avenue. Police have not made an arrest in the case. Miller said he hopes the community will step forward and help police find those responsible for these recent unsolved murders.
“My personal opinion has always been that the community has got to step up and help us,” Miller said. “This is not CSI, this is not 48 Hours, this is not whatever you see on TV. This is Selma, Alabama and people have to come forward.”
Anyone with information on Saturday’s shooting, or any of the other shootings, are encouraged to call the secret witness line at 874-2588 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-442-7463.