The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit is investigating after two people were shot at two separate locations less than an hour apart Monday evening.

An 18-year-old male is still in critical condition at DCH Regional Medical Center after he was shot in the stomach around 8:15 p.m. in the 600 block of Dogwood Lane, near the intersection of McFarland and Skyland boulevards.

When police arrived on the scene, they learned the victim was standing outside with a number of other people when someone in a passing car fired at least one shot into the crowd.

Investigators said they’re still speaking with witnesses in an attempt to identify suspects and a potential motive.

The second shooting happened in the 2800 block of Short 16th Street, near the Tuscaloosa County Jail, around 8:45 p.m.

When the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, they were told the 29-year-old male victim had been shot in the chest and was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center. He remains in critical condition.

Investigators said they learned the victim may have been attending a party before the shooting, but it’s unknown if anything at that party contributed to the shooting.

If you have information on any of these crimes, please call Tuscaloosa Crime Stoppers at 205-752-7867.

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<p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING—Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting that happened on Short 16th St. around 8:45 pm. One person is seriously injured. WATCH Captain Kip Hart’s interview about what we know right now. This story is developing. <a href="">@wvua23</a> <a href=""></a></p>
<p>— Chelsea Barton (@ChelseaBarton_) <a href="">March 6, 2018</a></p></blockquote>”}}


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