WEEKEND ROUNDUP: 3 SHOOTINGS IN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY SINCE SATURDAY

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Several shootings happened in Tuscaloosa County this weekend. Here’s a roundup:

Albright Road shooting

Tuscalooas authorities are searching for answers after a man was shot in the face Saturday near the ABC Spirits store on McFarland Boulevard.

The 18-year-old victim told police he was walking in the 3300 block of Albright Road when an unknown person began shooting at him from the wooded area between Hodo Haven and Albright Road apartments. The victim said he ran to the ABC store for help.

Investigators said they recovered a single 9mm round from the area the victim said the shooter shot from, and the victim told police he’d been recently threatened by a black man with a gun just before the shooting. The victim was treated for a gunshot wound through his jaw and released.

21st Street shooting

Tuscaloosa authorities are investigating after a man reported he’d been shot in his car on Sunday.

It happened around 8 p.m. in the 3500 block of 21st Street. The 35-year-old victim went to DCH Regional Medical Center via a private car to be treated after he was shot in the arm.

The victim told police he was sitting in his car eating when a young black man approached and started a conversation, asking him if he was interested in selling his car. During that conversation, the victim said another young black man walked up and started shooting.

Investigators said at least three shots were fired into the victim’s vehicle. The victim told authorities he didn’t know the suspects. The case is ongoing.

Buhl shooting

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One man is behind bars after a shooting Sunday night in Buhl.

It happened around 10 p.m. in the 11000 block of Oak Arbor Way.

The 20-year-old victim was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center after he was shot in the stomach. Investigators said they learned the victim got into a fight with another man over a stolen cellphone.

During the altercation, the suspect shot the victim and shot at someone else before he ran off in a vehicle.

Deputies found the vehicle involved and detailed 5 people inside before identifying the shooter as 17-year-old Junious Lionel Maddix. Maddix was charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting into an occupied dwelling.

He was taken to the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

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