Sumiton PD: One in custody, another wanted in triple shooting

1 Dead, 2 injured in Sumiton shooting

SUMITON, AL (WBRC) - Sumiton police have a juvenile in custody and are looking for a second person following a shooting that killed a 17-year-old girl and left two others wounded.

The juvenile’s name is not being released due to his age, but in a Facebook post police say they are looking for Deaster Gardner as the other suspect.

Chief T.J. Burnett said a woman flagged him down in the Walmart parking lot around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday.

The woman told him a man was suffering from a gunshot wound at the Exxon. The chief found the male victim at the Exxon.

The male victim told the chief to go check on his two friends at a house on Earley street, which is behind the Exxon. There, Burnett found another male victim lying outside the house suffering from a gunshot.

That male victim told the chief that there was a female victim inside who needed help. That female victim was found dead.

Anyone with any information regarding Gardner or his whereabouts is asked to call Sumiton Police at 648-3261.

This is a developing story and we’ll keep you updated as we find out more.

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1 dead in Sumiton triple shooting
1 dead in Sumiton triple shooting (Source: WBRC)
1 dead in Sumiton triple shooting
1 dead in Sumiton triple shooting (Source: WBRC)