5-year-old girl injured in shooting in Tuscaloosa released from hospital; police searching for suspect

5-year-old girl injured in shooting in Tuscaloosa released from hospital; police searching for suspect
Brandon Hurst, 24. (Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC)
Brandon Hurst, 24. (Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC)

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - A five-year-old girl from Tuscaloosa has been released from the hospital after being shot during an argument at a party, according to Captain Kip Hart.

A 41-year-old man remains in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Authorities with the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit responded to reports of multiple people shot in Tuscaloosa Saturday evening.

Tuscaloosa authorities are searching for 24-year-old Brandon Hurst in connection with the shooting.

Hart said the incident happened shortly before 9 p.m. Authorities were called to the scene in the 2600 block of 25th Street North near Elizabeth Street and Elm Street.

The initial investigation shows there was an argument at a party then a suspect brandished a handgun and was asked to leave. Police say that's when he began firing at the male victim who was standing in a yard.

The 5-year-old female was reportedly inside a residence where she was hit by a bullet from the altercation.

If you have information on the whereabouts of Hurst, please contact police or CrimeStoppers at 205-752-7867.

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