Sheriff: 1 dead, 1 injured in Shorter area shooting

Sheriff: 1 dead, 1 injured in Shorter area shooting

SHORTER, Ala. (WSFA) - Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson says a homicide investigation is underway after two people were shot late Tuesday evening, including one fatally, in Shorter.

According to the sheriff, there was a shooting inside a vehicle on Highway 80 near Shorter. One man was shot in the neck, a woman was shot in the arm and a third person in the back seat of the car wasn’t injured.

The three drove away and for some reason ended up in the front parking lot of Victoryland.

“I don’t know. I don’t know why Victoryland, I don’t know. As I understand it once they got to Victoryland people came out and tried to help them. I’m sure Victoryland police department was called and I know we got the call they were in Victoryland’s parking lot, so evidently whoever was in the car.. maybe some witnesses called to help them and we got the call at the sheriff’s department as did Shorter,” Brunson said.

The victims ended up at Victoryland Casino where multiple law enforcement were seen around 10 p.m.
The victims ended up at Victoryland Casino where multiple law enforcement were seen around 10 p.m.

The man who was shot in the neck died. There’s no word on the condition of the woman.

Investigators say they’re at the beginning of the investigation.

The names of the those involved haven’t been released. Authorities also haven’t said if they are from the area.

No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Brunson declined to say whether the third occupant of the car is cooperating.

Shorter police confirm this is the town’s first homicide of 2020.

The sheriff and Victoryland CEO Lewis Benefield confirmed the shooting didn’t happen on the casino property.

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