MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Two motorists driving down Highway 331 in Montgomery County ran across something they weren't expecting, a man lying in a ditch on the side of the road.
Authorities say the discovery happened around 2:30pm Friday. The motorists spotted the victim on the ground in front of a pickup truck and flagged down sheriff's deputies.
The man is suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach. He was transported to Baptist South Hospital in Montgomery for treatment.
Investigators say the case is in its earliest stages, and they aren't sure if the man shot himself or if someone shot him. Montgomery Police are currently working the case as a crime.
The 54-year-old victim, not currently identified, is listed in serious, possibly life-threatening condition.
If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP.