Authorities continuing investigation into fatal Greenetrack shooting

Authorities continuing investigation into fatal Greenetrack shooting

GREENE COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - The Greene County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate, following a shooting Saturday at Greenetrack that left one man dead, and two other people injured. According to Greene County District Attorney Greg Griggers, surveillance video shows the suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. However, Griggers says it is unclear if that was accidental or intentional.

Around 1:30 p.m., deputies responded to shots fired at Greenetrack. At that time, investigators discovered that one person had been fatally shot and two others had been injured.

According to Griggers, the suspect passed a security checkpoint, without going through the metal detector or letting the security guard evaluate him. The security guard and suspect struggled, leaving the security guard injured.

Griggers said the suspect then went outside, shot into an occupied vehicle, striking the driver in the arm. Griggers said the driver was armed and fired back. Griggers also said this appears to be a random vehicle, not someone with a connection to the suspect.

At that point, Griggers said surveillance video shows the man quickly walking away from the vehicle, and shooting himself. "You can't really tell from the video if it was intentionally trying to shoot himself, or just accidentally shot himself," Griggers said.

Griggers also says the motive behind the entire altercation is unclear. He says the surveillance video does not have audio. Griggers says an interview with the security guard may be able to provide some clues as to the situation or what the man said.

Griggers also says the results of an autopsy may reveal more information. "Whenever we get an autopsy back on the deceased, just to see if we can see any indication of what might have caused him to act the way he did that day."

At last report, the security guard was hospitalized, but stable and alert.

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