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Officers investigate overnight fatal shooting in Huntsville. Oil pipeline spills over 20K gallons off west coast.

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Good morning!

Officers investigate fatal shooting on Holmes Avenue.

Late Tuesday night at around 11:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a shooting in downtown Huntsville.

Huntsville police said that a man was shot on the 2900 block of Holmes Avenue near the Dollar General. Officers found the man lying in the road.

The man was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast.

A broken pipeline spilled 21,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean before it was shut off Tuesday, creating a slick stretching about 4 miles along the central California coastline, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Authorities responding to reports of a foul smell near Refugio State Beach around noon found a half-mile slick already formed in the ocean, Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni said. They traced the oil to the onshore pipeline that spilled into a culvert running under the U.S. 101 freeway and into a storm drain that empties into the ocean.

The pipeline was shut off about three hours later but by then the slick stretched four miles and 50 yards into the water.

Cool start to the morning!

It's not as muggy this morning and temperatures are a few degrees cooler than yesterday. 

Most of us are starting out in the lower and middle 60s. We should warm quickly this morning as skies will be mostly sunny outside of a few foggy spots.

Tune in to WAFF News Today to see your full forecast!

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