(Update) 1 dead, 1 in custody in Saturday night shooting in NW Cullman

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CULLMAN, Ala. – One man is dead and one in custody following a shooting at a residence in the 1300 block of Dripping Springs Road on the city’s northwest side Saturday evening.

Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick said he will release the name of the victim later today.

The name of the suspect has not yet been released.

Reported Saturday night

Cullman Police Chief Kenny Culpepper and Sgt. Cindy Rohrscheib confirmed the fatality Saturday night.

“We received a call for a welfare check,” said Rohrscheib, who said when an officer responded the victim was found deceased.

The police are not sure what time the shooting occurred.

“It had been a couple of hours since family had seen the victim,” said Rohrscheib. “Investigators are on the scene and it is an active crime scene.”

Rohrscheib said the police were called at 7:06 p.m.

This is a developing story.

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