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Posted on: May 6, 2023


Shooting Investigation

On May 5, 2023, at approximately 5:57 p.m., Opelika Police responded to a call of discharging a weapon in the 900 Block of Powledge Ave. Responding officers spoke with witnesses who stated they heard several gunshots in their immediate area. 

While officers were responding to the scene, an on-duty officer working at East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) notified dispatch that a 22-year-old male had just arrived at the Emergency Room with a gunshot wound. The victim is currently in critical condition.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Opelika Police Department at (334) 705-5200 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665. Tips can be submitted through our Opelika Police Mobile App. You may wish to remain anonymous.

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