HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Two people who were killed have been identified and a juvenile family member has been arrested after a shooting in New Market on Thursday.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) responded to the 100-block of Rose Valley Drive in New Market at about 12:20 p.m. Thursday after receiving a call about a domestic violence situation.
Madison County Coroner Tyler Berryhill confirmed two people died in the shooting, 64-year-old Ann Ferrell and 31-year-old Charlie Walker.
According to MCSO, the juvenile was arrested around 12:30 a.m. on Friday. The minor is being charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder. They are being held at the Neaves Davis Center for Children.
MCSO confirmed that the victims were related to the juvenile who was arrested and charged.
Investigators said the juvenile left the home in one of the victim’s vehicles, prompting deputies to pursue it. Authorities said the juvenile was detained on Winchester Road after crashing during the chase.
“We are deeply saddened for the families of these victims, family members, and our community during this time. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to each and every person affected by this incident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family as well as our Deputies and other first responders who had to investigate this horrible incident,” Sheriff Kevin Turner said in a statement released Friday afternoon.
Neighbor Devan Watkins said that he and his wife would have never expected this to happen in their neighborhood.
“It hit a little too close to home,” he said. “Ultimately the neighborhood everybody here is amazing. It’s just one of those awful things that unfortunately happens. My wife and I bought our first home here and we just never expected anything like this to happen down in our neighborhood. Not once in my wildest dreams, I would never expect this”
News 19 crews witnessed authorities removing multiple firearms from the residence.