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Man shot in legs following fight with family members


Sheriff's Investigators in Lawrence County are looking into the circumstances surrounding a Saturday afternoon shooting on County Road 589 in the Town Creek community, north of Hatton.

A physical altercation between family members had been reported to the Sheriff's Department Saturday afternoon. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found 36-year-old Paul Priest with two gunshot wounds to the legs.

Investigators told Sheriff Gene Mitchell that Priest got into a fight with his father and uncle, and that they believed Priest was shot in self-defense based on the injuries sustained by the older men. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.

Priest was transported to Huntsville Hospital, where he is currently in stable condition.

Sheriff Mitchell said no arrests have been made at this point and the case remains under investigation.

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