One man dead after east Montgomery apartment shooting

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A shooting at an apartment complex in East Montgomery leaves one man dead after what appears to be an attempted robbery.

Police say the shooting occurred just before 10:00pm Wednesday at the Legends at Taylor Lakes Apartment homes off Taylor Road.

"Units arrived on the scene and we did locate a 24-year old male with at least one gunshot wound to the chest," says Captain Keith Barnett with the Montgomery Police Department.

At this time police say there are still very few details, but they do know the victim was shot on the second floor of an apartment building.

"The victim was in very critical condition. Medics did respond and attempted to treat the victim, but he was pronounced deceased on the scene," adds Barnett.

Some residents say police told them their cars weren't allowed on the property until the scene was clean.  They're still shocked to hear this happen in their complex.

"I just moved here about 5-6 months ago. I moved to this location because it's a gated community, you expect it to be safe," says Joe Wolfson.

"I feel safe. It's just one of those things that happened.  It's a very horrible thing that happened, but it can happen anywhere," says Walt Herring.

Police say the case is still under investigation, but the good thing is they do have many witnesses. However, they are still looking for two suspects--two black males dressed in dark clothing.

Officers aren't sure if the victim and suspects knew each other. They aren't releasing the victim's name until family is notified.

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