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Phenix City teen arrested in Wednesday shooting

A teenage boy, accused of shooting two people late Wednesday in Phenix City, surrendered to authorities just before noon Friday at the Russell County Jail, police said.

The youth, 17, of Phenix City was charged with two counts of attempted murder in the shooting of a man and a woman in the parking lot of Sumbry Hill Apartments off 25th Avenue, said Lt. Warren McLoughlin of the Phenix City Police Department.

He was being held on $250,000 bond on each count, jail records show.

McLoughlin said the youth, who is a juvenile under state law, had a dispute with the male victim about 10:40 p.m. when he allegedly pulled a pistol and fired at the male and a woman who was with him.

The young man suffered gunshot wounds in the leg and hand while the young woman was hit in the face. Their injuries were described by McLoughlin as non-life threatening.

They were transported by a private vehicle to The Medical Center in Columbus where they were treated. Both victims were over 18 years old. Police said there were witnesses to the shooting which led to the teen as a suspect.

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