APD investigating Houston Avery Park shooting

Published 1:39 pm Monday, May 3, 2021

The Atmore Police Department is seeking information regarding a shooting that occurred April 30 at Houston Avery Park, according to officials.

Chief Chuck Brooks said at approximately 8:45 p.m. on April 30, the APD was contacted by Atmore Community Hospital in response to a person being shot with a firearm.

“Atmore police responded to Atmore Community Hospital and discovered the male patient was a 16 year old suffering from a single gun shot wound,” Brooks said in a release. “According to witnesses, the male victim was watching a basketball game at Houston Avery Park when a lone gunman discharged a weapon and struck the victim. The victim was treated at Atmore Community Hospital, and later flown to an undisclosed medical facility.”

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Brooks said no arrests have been made at this time.

He said APD investigators are currently investigating the offense and encourage anyone with information to contact the APD at 251-368-9141.