BREAKING NEWS: Authorities on scene of shooting in Baileyton



UPDATE 11:40 A.M.

The Cullman County Sheriff's Office confirms that they have cleared both crime scenes at this time, but that the investigation is ongoing. They believe that the driver of the vehicle has left the area.

Here's what we know from Sheriff Matt Gentry:

"We believe this was an isolated incident. The individuals knew each other, and the individual in the house was targeted by the two suspects. It was not random. We want the community to know they are safe. This was a targeted, isolated incident. We are unsure as to the motive, but we believe it was either an attempted assault or robbery."

Gentry says both crime scenes- the house where the shooting occurred and the car where the victim was found- have been cleared, but investigators are following up on leads to identify the driver of the vehicle.

The identities of the shooter and the victim are not being released at this time.

UPDATE: 9:53 A.M.

Sheriff Matt Gentry has confirmed that one person is dead following a shooting in the Baileyton community. According to Gentry, the shooting occurred on County Road 1759. The victim was located in a vehicle in the 5800 block of Highway 67.

"We received information that a shooting occurred and that two people fled in a vehicle," said Gentry. "We located the vehicle on Highway 67. One of the occupants fled on foot. The sheriff's department and state troopers are out here looking for him."

Details surrounding the situation are unclear at this time.

"With it being an ongoing investigation, we don't have all of the details of the incident," said Gentry.

Check back for updates.

BAILEYTON – Authorities are on the scene of a reported shooting in the 5800 block of Highway 67 in the Baileyton community.

According to dispatch, the call went out at 9:11 a.m. Dispatch reported a male subject down.

The Baileyton Volunteer Fire Department, as well as the Cullman County Sheriff and Cullman Emergency Medical Services are on scene.

The Cullman County Sheriff's Office is not commenting at this time.

This is a developing story.


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