Police are investigating after two boys, ages 8 and 10, were shot as the result of an argument Monday night in Tuscaloosa.

Captain Jack Kennedy, Commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said on January 10 at approximately 10 p.m. Tuscaloosa Police officers responded to DCH in reference to two children, boys ages 8 and 10, having received gunshot wounds.

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The mother of the two boys told officers that she and a friend had been involved in an argument with several people earlier in the evening. Later in the evening, the mother was confronted by a group of people at a separate location, and the altercation resumed.

During this second altercation, a shot was fired. The bulled entered the mother's vehicle, where her two children were struck.

The mother quickly drove her children to DCH, where they were later transported to Children's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both boys are expected to recover.

At this point, the Tuscaloosa VCU has assumed the investigation. The VCU is made up of detectives from TPD, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the Northport Police Department and the University of Alabama Police Department. They investigate all unnatural deaths, homicides and most sex crimes in Tuscaloosa County.

The VCU encourages anybody who was involved or witnessed the shooting to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (205) 464-8690.

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