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Fatal Decatur shooting determined to be attempted murder suicide

It happened the 800 block of Tammy Road. (Source: WAFF) It happened the 800 block of Tammy Road. (Source: WAFF)
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - Decatur Police responded to the scene of a shooting on Friday night.

It happened the 800 block of Tammy Street around 5:30 p.m. According to Decatur Police, one man and one woman were shot.

The Decatur Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division were called to the scene to investigate. The shootings were determined to be the result of an attempted murder and suicide.

According to officials, the female victim was flown to Huntsville Hospital under critical condition, and the male was transported by ambulance to the Decatur Morgan hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man was pronounced dead on arrival.

The man's name was James Jones, but he went by Jim. He was 84 years old.

The woman is still in the hospital, but she is expected to make a full recovery, according to Decatur police.

One neighbor said he saw it happen. He said a woman covered in blood ran from her house to her next door neighbor's and began screaming for help. He heard her call and ran to see the commotion. When he got there, her husband was beside her. That was when she yelled, "He shot me, he shot me."

The neighbor said he asked her husband if it was true. According to the neighbor, the man said yes, walked back into his garage, and shot himself.

"It's a quiet neighborhood, don't nothing happen here," said neighbor Thomas Jordan. "I built this house in '64, move in, ain't nothing like this ever happen before."

The case is being treated as a murder-suicide.

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