Two injured in Lanett shooting

Published 10:34 am Thursday, December 12, 2019

LANETT — Two men were hospitalized after a Wednesday afternoon shooting in Lanett, according to the Lanett Police Department.

At about 1:30 p.m., the police responded to a resident on East 20th Street in the Plant City Community due to a shooting. Upon arrival, police learned that three black males entered the residence and demanded money from the resident.

Lanett Patrol Commander Richard Casner said there was an exchange of gunfire, resulting in two men being shot. Police say the resident of the home was shot in the leg, and then returned fire, hitting the suspect in the chest.

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Casner said police believe the suspect shot in the chest took himself to the hospital, while emergency services flew the victim in the home to a Columbus hospital. Police say both individuals are in stable condition.

The other two men involved in the situation are known by police and are considered persons of interest. However, there are no active warrants at this time, Casner said.

He said the police are still waiting to get a complete picture of what happened during the incident. The motive for the three men entering the home is also unknown as of Thursday.

Casner said many details of the case are still under investigation.

Anybody with information regarding this incident is asked to call Sgt. Phillip Hancock with the Lanett Police Department at (334) 644-5236 or Crimestoppers at (334) 756-8200.