Decatur woman injured, airlifted for treatment after overnight shooting near Wimberly Drive

WAFF's Sean Dowling reporting
Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 6:19 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2023 at 9:43 AM CDT
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DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - An overnight shooting in southwest Decatur on Wimberly Drive, just off of Beltline and near The Home Depot, prompted a heavy police presence, as well as the arrival of the Crime Scene Unit.

According to a spokesperson with the Decatur Police Department, Morgan County 911 received multiple reports of shots fired near McDonald Ct. around midnight. After officers were on the way to the area, dispatch received an additional call from a woman on Wimberly Dr. reporting she had been shot in her home. Police believe her injuries are connected to the original reports of gunfire.

The woman was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital and later transported to UAB.

DPD Officers found multiple shell casings at the scene. Investigators determined three occupied apartments and two vehicles were struck during the shooting.

Decatur Police units on the scene said the public is not in any danger.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Decatur Police Department at 256-341-4600.

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