UPDATE: 2 teens arrested after Tuscaloosa shooting Friday morning

Hay Court Shooting

UPDATE: 4 p.m., April 22, 2022:

Two teenagers are facing charges after a woman was shot in the leg this morning in Hay Court in West Tuscaloosa.

Tuscaloosa Police responded to reports of shots being fired around 9:30 a.m. and were still in the area just after 10 a.m., when a TPD officer saw a 17-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy shooting at one another in Hay Court.

After a short chase, the 17-year-old, who lives in Hay Court, was taken into custody. Another officer found the second teen at a nearby gas station and took him into custody.

An adult woman was hit by gunfire in the second shooting and has been treated for injuries that are not life-threatening.

After an investigation by TPD and the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, both teens were charged.

The 13-year-old was charged with:

  • Attempted murder
  • Being a person forbidden from possessing a firearm
  • Second-degree receiving stolen property, for having a stolen handgun

The 17-year-old was charged with:

  • Attempted murder
  • Being a person forbidden from possessing a firearm
  • Shooting into an occupied dwelling
  • Second-degree assault

The 17-year-old was charged as an adult and was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a bond of $70,500.

The 13-year-old was placed in Tuscaloosa Juvenile Detention, where he is being held.

Investigators said the shootings stemmed from one of the teens making social media posts.

Because of a law passed last year, authorities cannot release any identifying information regarding the defendants.

The original story is below:

Tuscaloosa authorities are investigating after a woman was shot at an apartment complex in West Tuscaloosa this morning.

The incident happened at Hay Court Apartments on 21st Street.

The victim’s injuries are not life-threatening, police said, and multiple suspects are in custody.

WVUA 23 will have more information as soon as it becomes available.

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