Anniston police Capt. Allen George said a man and a woman were shot Friday night after 6 p.m. at the Shell convenience store at 18th Street and Quintard Avenue.
A 23-year-old Gadsden man was struck in the chest by a bullet after an argument with the suspect outside the store, George said. A 21-year-old woman from Oxford who was shopping inside the store had her arm grazed by a bullet and suffered cuts to her neck, arms and face from glass window fragments, according to the captain. Both victims were taken to Regional Medical Center for treatment and were released Friday night, George said.
George said the male victim had been talking to a woman inside the store about getting a ride to Gadsden. Shortly after that, a man got out of his car, began arguing with the male victim, brandished a handgun and started shooting, George said.
George said neither victim recognized the suspect. Police were reviewing store video surveillance footage today, George said, to identify the man.
Any suspect could be charged with two counts of first-degree assault and discharging a firearm into an occupied building, both felonies.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Anniston Investigative Unit at 256-240-4000.
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