A 15-year-old girl was shot several times in Tuscaloosa Sunday, but an investigation into the assault is stalling because the victim is not cooperating with police to find the parties responsible.

Captain Marty Sellers, the co-commander of the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said the VCU was alerted to the case after the victim was hospitalized with "several" gunshot wounds Sunday.

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Sellers said her injuries were not severe, and the victim would not tell investigators much about how she was shot.

All Sellers was able to say is that the victim was riding in a vehicle with her 20-year-old brother somewhere in Tuscaloosa Sunday when someone opened fire on their car.

The 15-year-old was hit several times. It was not clear if her brother was injured in the shooting.

The victim would not say where in Tuscaloosa she was shot and did not provide any significant details about who may have done the shooting.

Sellers said that charges could still be pursued against those responsible if police are given additional details about the shooting because the victim is a minor.

Anyone who knows more about the shooting, which is believed to have taken place somewhere in the city Sunday, is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 205-464-8690 or submit a tip to CrimeStoppers at 205-752-7867.

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