Albertville shooting leads to attempted murder arrest

Albertville shooting leads to attempted murder arrest

ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF) - An Albertville man was arrested in connection to a shooting Wednesday evening.

Albertville Police Chief Jamie Smith said it happened in a wooded area near Park Drive around 7 p.m. Wednesday. He said it started as an altercation that was possibly related to a drug transaction that had occurred earlier in the day.

Smith said 46-year-old Virilo Perez shot the other person in the abdomen. The victim was airlifted to UAB with non-life threatening injuries and was later released.

Perez was arrested and charged with attempted murder. Bond was set at $50,000.

The investigation is continuing.

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