Huntsville Police investigate overnight shooting

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Huntsville Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened overnight in the 2800 block of North Memorial Parkway.

Police say around 1:15 a.m. Friday morning police attempted to stop a speeding car in the area of Memorial Parkway and University Drive.  The 2001 Buick Lesabre stopped at the intersection of Governors Drive and Memorial Parkway and a 20-year-old passenger got out saying he had been shot.  He was transported by ambulance to the hospital and treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Investigators determined that the shooting happened in the 2800 block of North Memorial Parkway during an argument. The car the victim was riding in had been reported stolen on October 5, 2016 and investigating officers charged the 17-year-old driver with Receiving a Stolen Vehicle, and a 16-year-old passenger was charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon without a Permit.

Cindi Branham volunteers at the local Democratic Headquarters and it’s located near the area of the shooting. She said for the most part things are not violent in the area. She was unaware of the shooting until we brought it up.

“This sort of thing could have happen anywhere; in any part of town. It’s just a coincidence, luck, fate, or whatever that caused it to happen here,” Branham said.

She said the shooting is alarming, but they already have security measures in place for the volunteers.

Police say the investigation continues and there could be additional arrests and charges.