Social media shows support for Montevallo shooting victim

Published 10:31 am Wednesday, January 22, 2014

By GINNY COOPER / Staff writer


MONTEVALLO—Lauren George, the young woman who was shot and seriously wounded at a Montevallo apartment complex Jan. 20, has received countless well wishes from friends and family on social media since the shooting.

A photo of Lauren George from her page.

A photo of Lauren George from her page.

A Facebook page, Prayers for Lauren George, was set up Jan. 21 after her identity was released. In addition, a site was established to update friends and family on George’s recovery.

In a Jan. 21 post on, JoAnn James said George had a successful surgery where part of her skull was removed to reduce swelling.

“Lauren had a pretty good night,” a post written by James read Jan. 22. “They decreased her medicine to check her responses and she responded to Kami’s (George’s mother) voice during this time.”

George suffered a single gunshot wound at Falcon Manor Apartments in the 200 block of Overland Road. A news release the Montevallo Police Department issued on Jan. 21 stated George was “seriously injured” when they arrived on the scene. George was then transported by ambulance to an area hospital, where she is being treated.

“We are attempting to locate witnesses as well as suspects,” the news release stated.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Montevallo Police Department at 665-1264.