Police are investigating claims of self-defense after a predawn shooting in Tuscaloosa Thursday morning left one man dead.

Jack Kennedy, the commander of the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said officers were called to Water Oak Apartments on Hargrove Road East around 12 a.m. Thursday on reports of a shooting.

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A wounded man was found and transported to the hospital, but did not sruvive.

Kennedy said a second person remained on the scene and reported to police who responded that he had been involved in the shooting.

Kennedy said issues of possible self-defense have been raised, and the VCU's investigation is active and ongoing.

No criminal charges have been filed yet, but anyone who observed or witnessed any aspect of this incident is asked to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 205-464-8692.

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