3 arrested after 2 teen girls shot in Tuscaloosa

Double shooting investigation in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Three teenagers have been arrested and charged in the shootings of two teens in Tuscaloosa Tuesday night.

That shooting that left two teens injured, one critically.

The three suspects arrested have been identified as 19-year-old Alexander Bishop, 17-year-old Doriyan Thomas, and 16-year-old Quentarius Farmer. Each of the three are facing charges of attempted murder, assault, and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. All are being held on $120,000 bond each at the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

Police found the two female victims suffering from gunshot wounds near the the Hay Court Apartments in the 4400 block of 21st Street around 9 p.m. Tuesday. A 19-year-old girl was shot in the head and the 17-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.

The 19-year-old is in critical condition. The other victim is listed as stable.

Police also recovered the victim’s vehicle, which had been shot into several times.

Shelia Walker lives in the neighborhood and heard the gunfire. She said the incident makes her “disgusted” and “sad.”

“I have two girls of my own so it’s really scary,” she said.

Investigators say that the shooting may have been the result on an ongoing dispute between two groups - either between two groups of males or between one of the victims and another female.

Investigators have recovered some weapons, but don’t have a motive of what led to the shooting. They did say two groups may have been arguing.

Capt. Kip Hart with the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes said they may some leads on who committed the crime.

“An individual we were talking to last night, I believe he was 16, mama flat out told him this is not a game anymore, you’ll either end up in prison or the grave,” Hart said.

Walker felt bad for the victims.

“I feel for them and I will be praying for their full recovery,” she said.

Anyone with any information on the shooting is asked to called the Tuscaloosa Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit at 205-464-8690 or CrimeStoppers at 205-752-7867.

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