Sheffield Councilman Gary Scales dies

Sheffield Councilman Gary Scales dies
Gary Scales (Source: WAFF)

SHEFFIELD, AL (WAFF) - A Sheffield council member has died after he was found shot in the head.

Officials said Gary Scales of District 2 was found at his home Sunday afternoon.

Emergency responders rushed Scales to Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say they don't believe it was foul play.

Scales was undergoing chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

He was 100 percent Sheffield, he was," said Sheffield Mayor Ian Sanford. "We didn't always agree but most the time we did, but we had respect for one another on our opinions about some things so he's just going to be, he's going to be sorely missed."

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