Two men injured in Anniston shooting
by Rachael Griffin
rgriffin@annistonstar.com
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Police this morning were investigating an Anniston shooting Monday night that sent two men to a local hospital.

A 41-year-old man told police he and a friend went to a home on the 1500 block of Bacon Avenue on Monday around 9:44 p.m., according to Anniston police Capt. Allen George.

While the man was still in his car, two suspects wearing masks pointed a gun at the car and attempted to rob him, George said. The victim’s friend had left the vehicle, George said. The victim tried to drive away, the captain said, and the suspects shot at the car multiple times. A bullet went through the car, George said, and struck the victim in the back, but did not pierce his skin.

“It lost a lot of velocity travelling through the car,” George said.

The man was taken to Regional Medical Center and is expected to recover from his injury, George said.

The car sustained $1,500 worth of damage from the shooting, according to a police report.

Around the same time on the 1500 block of Johnston Drive, a street which has an intersection with Bacon, a 25-year-old man was reportedly shot, George said.

The victim told police he heard gunfire and something struck him in the leg. George said the man was shot in his upper left thigh. The man was also taken to RMC and is expected to recovery from his injury.

A vehicle and home were also reportedly damaged during the shooting. A police report showed the gunfire damaged three walls, a cabinet and a picture frame inside a home on Bacon Avenue. The report estimated the damage at $260.

A vehicle parked on Bacon Avenue during the shooting sustained $1,400 worth of damage to its front and back driver-side doors, the report stated.

George said he was uncertain how many shots were fired, but police recovered multiple shell casings.

The shooting was still under investigation this morning, George said.

Suspects could be charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, discharging a firearm into a home and discharging a firearm into an unoccupied vehicle, all felonies, according to police reports.

Staff Writer Rachael Griffin: 256-235-3562. On Twitter @RGriffin_Star.
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