Two Shot at Tuscaloosa Bar, Victims Provide Police Few Details
Police in Tuscaloosa are investigating after two people were shot at the Sideline Bar and Grill on McFarland Boulevard early Friday morning.
Captain Gary Hood, the commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said police were called to the bar at 2 a.m. Friday on reports of a shooting there.
Hood said investigators found that two people had been shot and taken by friends to DCH Regional Medical Center for surgery.
Hood said one victim, a 20-year-old male, told police he was leaving the bar when he heard gunshots and tried to find cover and hide but soon he realized he'd already been shot. He got a ride to the hospital, but could not provide any details about the shooting.
A second victim said he was shot inside the bar but did not know who pulled the trigger. Hood said the second victim was unable to provide any further details and was "uncooperative" with investigators.
Back at the scene of the shooting, Hood said police found the building and a nearby vehicle had also been struck by gunfire. He said investigators recovered 9mm shell casings, a Kel-Tec 9mm firearm and two cell phones at the bar.
No further details were available Friday morning.