Crime

Man, 23, wounded in Opelika shooting on Edmon Avenue

A 23-year-old man was shot Thursday night in the 600 block of Edmon Avenue, according to a news release from the Opelika Police Department.

The victim, who told authorities he didn’t know the shooter, was flown to Midtown Medical Center in Columbus to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. A second person, who sustained minor injuries during the 9:30 p.m. incident, didn’t require medical attention, according to police.

Opelika Police Capt. Shane Healey said it’s possible that the second individual was harmed when the bullet ricocheted.

“There are no further details at this time as the investigation is just beginning,” Healey said.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact the Opelika Police Department Investigative Services Division at 334-705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at 334-745-8665.

Sarah Robinson: 706-571-8622, @sarahR_92

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