2 killed, 1 injured in Cullman County shooting

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CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed two people are dead after a shooting early Saturday morning.

Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick identified the victims as Levi Benjamin Lawrence, 24, of Cullman, and Dalton Matthew Bannister, 34, of Blountsville. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office said the shooting happened around 2 a.m. in the New Canaan community.

Authorities added a third person was seriously injured and taken to the hospital. Their condition is unknown at this time.

“Investigators and deputies are actively working this case,” said Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry in a statement. “We ask for prayers for the families and all involved. We will keep the public informed as more information develops.”

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