2 men killed in Decatur shootings within 24-hour period

Published: May. 16, 2015 at 6:28 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 13, 2015 at 6:28 PM CDT
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DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - Police are investigating two fatal shootings that took place in Decatur within a 24-hour period.

Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn confirmed the death of a man whose body was found in the carport of a house on the 100 block of Albert Street shortly before 9 p.m. Friday.

Chunn said the body appeared to have multiple bullet wounds.

A neighbor heard the shots and ran to help the victim.

"He was laying on his back, and he was breathing really hard," said Destiney Taylor. "He was... gurgling, and I was just telling him to try and breathe... He just laid there, and a couple of minutes [later], he passed away."

The body was taken to Huntsville Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.

An identity has not been released, pending notification of family members.

A second body was discovered Saturday morning at a pavilion near Adventureland in Wilson-Morgan Park.

Investigators said the body was discovered by a passer-by around 9 a.m. Saturday.

The victim appeared to have a single bullet wound to the head. Police said evidence recovered at this scene indicates the shooting may be related to other acts of violence which occurred overnight.

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Family members confirmed Sunday the body is that of 25-year-old Joshua Davis of Lacey's Spring. At this time, investigators have not confirmed any connection between Davis and Hernandez's deaths.

An investigation into both shootings is ongoing.

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