Update: Man shot in thigh at Huntsville’s downtown skate park

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Huntsville police responded to a shooting at Lydia Gold Skatepark.

It happened at the city’s skate park, that’s just off of Meridian Street near where it runs underneath Interstate 565. The call came in around 7:50 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators say an altercation between two groups of people resulted in a man armed with a gun threatening to shoot everyone. Another man pulled out his own gun and shot the offender in the thigh, according to police. Emergency crews transported him to Huntsville Hospital.

Officials say multiple shots were fired, which hit some cars in the parking lot.

Investigators tell us they don’t believe it was a gang related shooting.

Police say young kids were at the skate park when the argument occurred.

The offender was taken into custody by officers.


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