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Woman shot, suspect falls out of tree

Police said the shooting happened on Brahan Avenue in Huntsville. Police said the shooting happened on Brahan Avenue in Huntsville.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Police have charged at least one suspect with assault after a woman was shot in the leg Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities said a woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries just after 2 p.m. Police said the shooting happened in the middle of the street on Brahan Avenue. The victim was struck in the leg by a bullet fired during that fight.

Investigators said an officer was in the area and heard the shots before he spotted a vehicle fleeing the scene.

According to emergency crews, one of the people detained fled on foot, climbed up a tree at the corner of Stokes Street and Hall Avenue, and fell out of it. The person was transported to the hospital by HEMSI.

Of the two detained, 20-year-old Deangelo Merrill was charged with first-degree assault. No word on charges yet for the other detainee.

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