Saturday night Decatur shooting leaves 2 injured

Police are still looking for the suspects who shot and injured 2 people at a weekend party
Published: Jul. 23, 2023 at 2:59 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - A shooting on Saturday night in Decatur has sent two people to the hospital.

At approximately 10:13 p.m., Decatur PD officers responded to a shooting that occurred at All Creations, located at 1609 Wolverine Dr. SE, according to Decatur Police Department. While on the scene, a female and a male victim were spotted suffering from gunshot wounds. The female was transported to Huntsville Hospital, while the male was transported to Decatur Morgan Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

WAFF 48 was the only news crew on the scene. We spoke with a man named James Evans who says the shooting happened at a baptism party. Evans says he was there working as a videographer for the event when things took a violent turn. He says he noticed one man come in to the event and try to start a fight. Evans says he realized what was going on and tried to get others around him to get out of the building. “By the time we were coming out, there was a fight.” Evans said, “He was screaming, they came out fighting. All the sudden, I heard a gunshot. It sounded like a balloon to me, but it wasn’t a balloon, ‘cause my ears were ringing.”

Evans says he’s filmed events like this for years and never seen anything as dramatic as this. He believes alcohol played a factor in the fight.

While also on scene, officers noticed two men fighting. They have both been arrested and charged unrelated to the shooting.

A Violent Crimes Unit detective responded to the scene and conducted an investigation.

During the investigation, it was determined a shot was fired after unknown subjects allegedly started a fight inside the event space.

The alleged subjects left the scene before officers arrived.

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