Alabama police: Two men dead in separate shootings that happened just minutes apart, less than a mile away from eachother

Published 6:40 am Monday, August 16, 2021

Two men are dead and another man is injured after two separate shootings that happened just minutes apart, less than a mile away in southeast Alabama town.

The Troy Police Department is investigating two separate shooting incidents that left two men dead and another with non-life-threatening injuries.

Troy Police Chief Randall Barr said the first shooting occurred at 11:44 p.m. in the 100 block of Hubbard Street. Barr said when officers arrived, a 52-year-old man was found dead.

Barr said officers responded to a second shooting at 11:55 p.m. in the 100 block of West Fairview Street. Barr said when officers arrived on West Fairview, they found a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound. Barr said he was treated on scene by medics and then transported to Troy Regional Medical Center by Haynes Ambulance Service. Barr said a second victim, also a 22-year-old male, had been transported to TRMC by private vehicle.

Barr said one of the 22-year-old victims died at the hospital and the second was treated and released.

Barr said the shootings are being investigated aggressively by the TPD. He said currently, there is no evidence to suggest the two incidents are related in any way. Barr said anyone with any information should contact the TPD at 334-566-0500.

Barr said the TPD is being assisted by the the Pike County District Attorney’s Office, The Pike Coroner’s Office, The Pike County Sheriff’s Office, Troy University Police Department and The Alabama Department of Forensic Science.

The bodies of the two deceased victims will be transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for autopsy.

Barr said no further information is being released.