Detectives in Tuscaloosa are investigating after a 17-year-old was shot in the knee at a public housing complex Tuesday evening, according to a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department.

Stephanie Taylor, TPD's public information officer, said the teenager was walking through Hay Court apartments on 21st Street around 5:45 Tuesday when he was approached by four men.

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Taylor said the victim and the group began arguing and a fight broke out soon after.

One of the men then allegedly pulled out a weapon and shot the 17-year-old in the knee.

Taylor said the victim was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center in a private vehicle and was treated for an injury that was not life-threatening.

The multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation and is working to identify suspects in the shooting.

No arrests had been made as of Wednesday afternoon.


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