A Tuscaloosa man has been charged with felony assault and illegally carrying a firearm after a shooting in the city Tuesday morning that left two people injured.

Marty Sellers, the commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said officers were called to the scene of a shooting at the Motel 6 on McFarland Boulevard just before 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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When first responders arrived, they found a 31-year-old shot in the abdomen and a second man who had been injured, although Sellers did not clarify how the second victim was hurt.

Investigators immediately detained and interviewed witnesses in the area and collected physical evidence from the crime scene.

By Tuesday afternoon, they had enough evidence to charge 32-year-old Sid Antwan Carter with second-degree assault and Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm.

Carter was charged with attempted murder after he allegedly pistol-whipped and fired a shot a woman in Tuscaloosa in 2014. He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of second-degree assault in 2017, but was forbidden from carrying a firearm as a result.

Carter was booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where his bond was set at $30,000.

Sellers said investigators believe the shooting appears to have "some involvement with narcotics."

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