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Juvenile injured in Tuesday evening’s shootout in Childersburg; investigation ongoing


CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – Just after 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, the Childersburg Police Department was summoned to the intersection of Ferry Rd. and US Hwy 280, where multiple reports had been made of firearm discharges.

Upon arrival, officers found multiple individuals shooting firearms at each other.

One person, a 16-year-old juvenile female, was struck by gunfire and subsequently transported to Coosa Valley Medical Center (CVMC) by private vehicle prior to the arrival of officers. She suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Three businesses and the same number of vehicles were also struck by gunfire.

Arrests were made by the Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force during a related disturbance at CVMC, along with a charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Police Investigators are combing through available video surveillance from the shooting scene to determine both the number of perpetrators involved as well as their identities.

Childersburg Police Chief Kevin Koss asks that anyone with information on this incident contact the police department’s investigations line at (256) 378-5747. All persons may remain anonymous if they wish.

Information can also be anonymously provided to Central Alabama CrimeStoppers at (334) 215-STOP.

The Childersburg Police Department would like to thank the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office, the Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, the Talladega County District Attorney’s Office, and the Sylacauga Police Department for their assistance during the incident.

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