Bullets Strike Cars and Houses During Friday Gunfight in Alberta, No One Injured
Two vehicles and two houses were struck by gunfire in Tuscaloosa's Alberta City Friday afternoon, police confirmed Tuesday.
A reader asked the Thread to investigate rumors of a shooting in Alberta Monday after we published a report about shots being fired at a gathering in Tuscaloosa County Saturday.
Captain Marty Sellers, the co-commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said police do believe two men did exchange gunfire Friday afternoon but no one was injured.
Sellers said the incident took place around 3:45 p.m. Friday in the primarily residential 2400 block of East 10th Street in Alberta City.
He said two men had a disagreement and one was openly displaying a gun as they argued. Sellers said the second man reportedly left the area but came back with a firearm of his own, and police believe the two men exchanged gunfire.
Nobody was hurt, but two houses and two cars in the area were struck by bullets, Sellers said.
The incident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed as of Tuesday morning.
Along with the gunplay at the party off Highway 69 South and a previously reported assault in the parking lot of the Mercedes plant in Tuscaloosa Wednesday, the VCU investigated three shootings in a four-day period last week.
Fortunately, no one was hurt in any of the three incidents or the summer would be off to a far bloodier start in Tuscaloosa County.