One man shot during birthday party altercation

Published 8:59 am Monday, February 25, 2019

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Officers with the Demopolis Police Department responded to the scene of a shooting Saturday night that left one man wounded.

According to a DPD statement, police responded to a business on Hwy. 43 South, formerly known as “The Garage,” where the shooting occurred. The owner of that building told officials he had rented the facility for a birthday party.

During that party, an altercation took place involving multiple people and shots were fired resulting in one unidentified male being wounded. He was transported to Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital and then transferred to DCH in Tuscaloosa and was in stable condition as of Sunday, police reported.

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DPD Chief Rex Flowers said investigators are identifying and interviewing witnesses and possible suspects. The case remains under investigation.