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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