- Cullman, Alabama

August 26, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: 2 dead in shooting near West Elementary School

The Cullman Times


Two men have been killed in an alleged murder-suicide one block from West Elementary School in downtown Cullman.

The shooting occurred at approximately 9:35 p.m. Monday night, in a neighborhood one block east of West Elementary School on Third Street SW. Police have not released the names of anyone involved, but noted the victim is a male in his 40s.

Reports indicate both men knew one another, and police say the alleged shooter likely turned the gun on himself after killing the victim. The alleged shooter was transferred from the scene to Cullman Regional Medical Center with severe wounds and died soon after.

Police spent much of Monday night on the scene, and the victim’s body could be seen lying in the front yard, covered with a white sheet.