Seven people ages 15 to 24 injured in shooting in Valley

Published 8:46 am Sunday, September 1, 2019

Seven people were injured after an argument that spilled over from Friday’s Lanett-LaFayette football game resulted in a shooting at Fairfax Kindergarten Sunday morning, according to a press release from the Valley Police Department.

The Valley Police Department responded to the scene at 300 Boulevard around midnight and found two victims, a 24-year-old male from Lanett and an 18-year-old male from Valley, in a vehicle in the parking lot with gunshot wounds. A third victim, an 18-year-old male from Lanett, was inside the building. Four additional victims were taken to EAMC-Lanier by private vehicle, including an 18-year-old male from Lanett, a 19-year-old male from Valley, a 15-year-old male from LaFayette and 18-year-old male from Lanett. Two of the victims were flown by Lifeflight, one to Atlanta and one to Columbus.

The condition of the victims is currently unknown, according to the press release.

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Police believe a party was being held at Fairfax Kindergarten and an argument broke out between some of the men there. They went into the parking lot when at least one of the men pulled out a gun and started shooting, according to the press release.

The argument appears to be over something that happened Friday night at the Lanett-LaFayette football game. According to the press release, a majority of victims and witnesses were uncooperative, but a suspect has been named. Valley police have not released information on the suspect.

The Lanett Police Department, the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, the East Alabama Fire/EMS, and the Lanett Fire/EMS assisted in the case.