Two people hospitalized after north Huntsville shooting

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Posted: Apr 15, 2019 10:19 AM
Updated: Apr 16, 2019 2:16 PM

Two people are in the hospital after a shooting Monday in north Huntsville. Police said both victims have been updated to stable condition, but they are not releasing their names.

The two victims were found outside a home on Medaris Road, not too far from Blue Springs Road. Huntsville police investigators have spent the day trying to figure out where the shooting actually happened. Police said the two people who were shot aren't cooperating with police.

Brittany Benford, the victim's sister, said she woke up and found out her brother and his friend had both been shot.

"I got to get up there ASAP, because he called me, I guess, before he took them to the hospital, but I was sleeping," she said.

Investigators focused on a red car in the front yard for nearly 2 hours during their investigation. Huntsville police said they're confident the two people were shot somewhere else and drove to the house on Medaris Road, and that's when someone called 911.

Benford said she's relieved her brother is alive.

"There are too many mamas losing their kids. For real man," she said.

Benford said her brother was also shot about two years ago, and police never made an arrest because he didn't cooperate.

"We kept it in the streets. We didn't give no names. No police. No none of that," she said.

Police haven't said the motive behind Monday's shooting, but Benford said she has an idea why it happened.

"Drugs, I don't know violence, and I don't know animosity," she said.

Investigators are working to track down a person of interest in the case. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact police.

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