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Man shot in buttock over Facebook dispute

Published: May. 4, 2012 at 8:15 PM CDT|Updated: May. 14, 2012 at 8:21 PM CDT
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An argument occurring over social media spilled out into the physical world, leaving one Alabama man shot through his rear.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/J1Pkrn ) that a 22-year-old man was driving when he thought he saw a man with whom he'd been having an ongoing Facebook argument.

Authorities tell the newspaper that the suspect made a threatening gesture and the victim stopped his car.

Police say the victim was then shot in the hip, with the bullet leaving his left buttock. Police are not releasing the names of either the victim or the suspect.

The victim drove himself to a nearby ambulance and was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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