A shootout between two juveniles Monday evening near one of Cullman’s busiest highways left one of the suspects injured, and, according to police a day after the incident, both still on the run from the law.
The two suspects, 17 and 16 year-old brothers, allegedly fired off more than 20 rounds between them in the shootout, which occurred in the parking lot of the Verizon store along Alabama Highway 157 after the store had closed Monday evening, according to Cullman Police Investigations Cpt. J.P. White.
One of the siblings was struck in the foot, said White, but no other injuries were reported. The wounded suspect was treated at a Birmingham hospital for the injury, but White said the suspect left the facility Monday before his mother, who is cooperating with investigators, arrived to pick him up.
White said both suspects are from Trussville and that they had left the scene when police arrived, and that the incident does not appear to suggest an ongoing threat to the public. The incident’s proximity to passing vehicles and nearby retail pedestrian traffic, however, means police fully intend to pursue charges against both suspects, he added.
“The business was already closed, but it’s a wonder that someone’s car wasn’t hit, because one of them was firing in the direction of the highway,” said White Tuesday evening. “Several witnesses were there, and we interviewed all of them. We’ll be getting warrants for both of these individuals and they will face charges.”
Although police know the identities of the two suspects, neither had been located late Tuesday. Police believe that neither is still in the Cullman area.
Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact the Cullman Police Department at 256-734-1434.