Police: Shooting victim remains hospitalized

Published 9:26 pm Monday, October 26, 2020

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A 23-year-old man remained hospitalized Monday after being injured during a shootout at a house party early Saturday morning.

Police declined to release the name or details about the victim, saying he was in stable condition in a Montgomery hospital. Two other people – ages 19 and 20 – also were injured in the incident.

Lt. Bryan Weed, public affairs officer for the Troy Police Department, said the incident apparently took place around 12:45 a.m. at a house party in the 100 block of Creekside Way.

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“When we got the call that shots were being fired, we already had some officers in the area,” he said, adding that one office was in the parking lot of the nearby Double Branch lounge and others were working a vehicle accident nearby on U.S. 231.

Dozens of gunshots were fired from multiple weapons. “It was everything from a rifle to a handgun,” Weed said.

The shooting had stopped by the time officers arrived.

Weed said while the incident took place among the guests gathered at the house party, officers had not been called to disperse the crowd at the residence that evening. “We had been called out there earlier in the week, but not that night,” he said, adding that the resident was not among the injured.

As of Monday, no arrests had been made in the case and the investigation is ongoing.

Weed said the incident did not appear to be related to other shooting incidents reported over the weekend.

“We had a report of shots fired at the McDonald’s parking lot and of one shot being fired on George Wallace near Rodeo,” he said. “There were no victims and no damage at the McDonald’s incident and we were not able to confirm anything on George Wallace.”

Weed did say, however, that Troy Police had a busy weekend dealing with crowd control issues, in part related to the number of people in town for Troy University homecoming.

“There was a large, organized moving party,” he said. “They. Met up at CC5 (movie theater) on Friday then moved from place to place: Circle K, McDonald’s …  every time we got called to disperse the crowd they moved somewhere else.”

Officers also were called to intervene in a high-speed chase that originated in Ozark early Sunday morning.

“We deployed the spikes near the Walnut Creek Bridge and were able to intercept the vehicle before they got into Troy,” Weed said. “They were traveling well over 100 mph when they hit the spikes.”

The suspects were taken into custody without incident, he added.