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Update: Huntsville Police Identify Shooting Victim


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Huntsville Police are investigating a shooting that happened around 3:45 Saturday afternoon. Huntsville Police say it happened at the Citgo gas station at the corner of Pulaski Pike and Winchester road.

Police say two men were in the parking lot of the Citgo waiting for a tow truck for their broken down van.  The vicims told police that another vehicle came up and several men in that vehicle offered to sell them drugs.

Police say there was some type of altercation and as the victim ran away he was shot in the back.  The man, Allen Rider, 34, underwent surgery and is expected to survive.

Police say the offenders left in a car and on foot.  No arrests have been made.

Filed in: Huntsville, News

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