Shooting victim stable, no charges yet

Published 12:43 am Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Police are waiting for forensic mapping results before deciding if charges will be filed in a Friday shooting between two Opp brothers.

Chief Deputy David Anderson said Monday that the 18-year-old victim, who was air lifted to a Pensacola, Fla., hospital with serious gunshot injures, is now in stable, but critical condition.

“Doctors think he’s going to be fine,” Anderson said of the victim. “We were able to interview him, but we’re still doing other interviews. We’ll have to wait for the results of the forensic mapping of the scene before we go any further. We should know something by the end of the week.”

The teen’s 17-year-old brother was questioned and later released to family.

Emergency personnel were dispatched to the home off U.S. 331 north of Opp at approximately 3:45 p.m. Friday. When deputies arrived, they found an 18-year-old white male suffering from a gunshot wound to the right side of his neck, throat and shoulder.

Police are still not releasing the identity of the teens involved in the shooting.