Man shot in neighborhood off Mastin Lake Road

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Huntsville Police are investigating a late-night shooting that sent one man to the hospital.   Police were called to the 3200 block of Uvalde Lane just after 10 p.m. Thursday, just south of Mastin Lake Road.

Officers arrived to find someone had fired shots at one vehicle and a home.  Police tell us based on witness statements, a man open fired with a rifle at a group of people.  One of those people returned fire.

Police then responded to a 911 call shortly after that shooting not far away on Mastin Lake Road.  Officers discovered a man had been shot in the stomach.  HEMSI paramedics rushed the man to Huntsville Hospital in serious condition.

Police blocked off the area while they collected evidence and talked to witnesses.  Police believe both incidents may be connected.

The man found shot on Mastin Lake Road is recovering this morning at the hospital.