Montgomery marks 5 shootings with 2 homicides over weekend

Published: Jan. 18, 2016 at 9:49 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 17, 2016 at 6:50 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - It was a violent weekend in Alabama's capital city with five shootings reported in 48 hours, at least two of which are now homicides. In total, MPD investigators have two unrelated homicides, two unrelated shootings, and what is being deemed a "death investigation."

Both homicides happened Sunday. The first took place around 8:40 p.m. in the 1100 block of St. James Street. Police and Fire Medics responded to the scene on calls of a person shot. By the time they arrived, the victim, identified as 24-year-old local resident Lamark Stineson, had already been taken to an area hospital by private vehicle. Stineson was later pronounced dead of his injuries.

The second homicide happened several hours later at 11:45 p.m. in the 100 block of East South Boulevard. When officers arrived, the victim, 20-year-old Selma resident Gregory Smith, had already been taken to an area hospital, also by private vehicle. Smith was pronounced dead at the hospital marking the second homicide of the day.

No details on possible motives has been released in either case and MPD says there are no suspects in custody. Stineson and Smith's deaths mark the fourth and fifth homicides of 2016 for the city of Montgomery.

The first shooting of the weekend happened Saturday evening when two people were shot at a residence on Courtland Drive. Both victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. A suspect was later arrested and charged with first degree assault in that case.

Sunday morning a driver was pronounced dead after a single vehicle accident on Bell Road near Henley Drive. Investigators later determined the driver had been shot. Police are pursuing this case as a "death investigation".

And early Monday morning, investigators responded to the 1100 block of South McDonough Street around 12:30 where an adult male was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No arrest has been made in this case.

Anyone with information regarding the homicides or shooting cases is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP, Secret Witness Line at 262-4000, or the Montgomery Police Department at 625-2831.

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