HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An early-morning shooting at a Huntsville gas station left one dead and two others injured Wednesday.
Officers say Ashia Raquel Oliver, 18, died at the scene of the shooting. Andrae Norvel, 20, and Wendell Jackson, 18, were also injured in the shooting. They were both taken to the hospital to be treated.
Huntsville Police Deputy Chief Kirk Giles said, “The young lady, Ms. Oliver who passed away, as we can tell as not a participant in this original incident. She was an innocent bystander.”
It started when officers responded to the Sunoco Gas Station on Pulaski Pike around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday. The gas station is located on the corner of Mastin Lake Road.
Police numerous shots were fired after a large crowd gathered at the scene. Investigators believe the incident may have actually started at the Wavaho gas station on Winchester Road. They’re working to determine whether that altercation may have led to the shooting on Pulaski Pike.
“We’re going to have to go to everywhere the investigation leads us. Whether it be a club, or somewhere else. I have heard it may have happened from a parking lot to a ball field. We will gave to go to each of those,” added Giles.
Investigators believe there are multiple shooters, based on witness reports.
No arrests have been made.