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Two dead in early morning Morgan County shooting

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office says that two people died in a shooting in Somerville.
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 6:24 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 14, 2022 at 8:18 AM CDT
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SOMERVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Deputies continue to investigate a shooting in Somerville on Tuesday morning.

Around 4 a.m. on June 14, deputies with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a shooting at a home on Robin Private Drive in Somerville.

Deputies on the scene located one male with gunshot wounds.

Life-saving measures were attempted but Henry Laverne Schoonmaker, 43, did not survive. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to deputies, a vehicle matching the description from the reported shooting was located near the scene. While attempting a traffic stop, the vehicle failed to stop and attempted to elude.

Multiple law enforcement agencies including Cullman County, Arab and Marshall County were able to stop the vehicle north of Arab on Highway 231.

The driver, Carl English, of the stopped vehicle was transported to Marshall Medical Center with what Sheriff’s Office officials believe to be self-inflicted injuries. English was later pronounced dead as well.

The investigation continues at this time.

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