Police investigating after 2 shot in Huntsville

Police investigating after 2 shot in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Two men were shot and rushed to the hospital in Huntsville on Monday and investigators are working to find out where the shooting occurred.

Two wounded men were found at a home in the 2400 block of Medaris Road.

The woman who lives at the house said the shooting did not happen there, but she e knows the people who were involved in the incident. With what few words one of the victims was able to get out, he told her that they were talking to a man at another location and he started shooting.

Huntsville police have confirmed that the dangerous incident did not take place on Medaris Road. The victims drove there and police were called.

Neighbors declined to do interviews, fearing retaliation for speaking to the media.

Police were checking different locations throughout the day to determine where the shots were fired.

They’re looking for a silver pickup truck, saying the vehicle is connected to a person of interest in the case.

Huntsville police officials said the victims are not cooperating with investigators and gave multiple different accounts of what happened when officers arrived on the scene.

One of the victims was listed in critical condition initially, but an HPD spokesman said Monday afternoon that both victims are expected to survive, recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.

Brittany Benford got the call that her brother, one of the victims, had been shot Monday morning and rushed over to Medaris Road to link up with her relatives.

“I thought I needed to get over there ASAP. He called me before they took him over to the hospital,” she said. “He’s in stable condition right now. It’s frustrating. It was kind of scary because I didn’t know if he was ok or not. There’s too many mommas losing their kids. This has got to stop.”

Benford plans to start community outreach, in an effort to connect with young people.

“Stuff is changing now. It’s not the same as it was. So we have to come together as a community. We have to help each other,” she stated. “We have to stop the violence. We need to start with the youth because they’re the next ones up.”

She hopes it will make a difference and encourage others to make smarter, safer choices.

“Basically, this is what we’re trying to prevent, stuff like this. We want to talk to the kids, go into high schools. We want to talk to them about violence, teen pregnancy, drugs, stuff that''s going on in households. We have to do this for them,” Benford added.

Huntsville police continue to investigate the shooting. The names of the two shooting victims were not released on Monday.

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