Two injured in North Shelby shooting

By EMILY SPARACINO / Staff Writer

NORTH SHELBY – Two people sustained wounds in a Dec. 14 shooting that authorities are saying stemmed from a domestic dispute.

Shelby County 911 received a call at about 6:10 p.m. Dec. 14 of a person shot at a residence in the 3000 block of Ritha Circle, located in northern Shelby County, according to a Shelby County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the call and found an adult male and an adult female in the residence with gunshot wounds.

Both victims were treated at the scene for their injuries by North Shelby Fire and Rescue and then transported to a local hospital.

Sheriff’s investigators and evidence technicians responded to the scene to begin piecing together the events that led to the shooting, the release said.

No one else was in the home at the time of the shooting, and the preliminary investigation points to a domestic dispute that turned violent.

Members of the Shelby County Law Enforcement Chaplain’s Association also came to the scene to offer assistance to family members and friends of the victims.

First-degree domestic violence is a Class A felony.

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office directly at 669-4181, through the Secret Witness line at 669-9116 or at ShelbySO.com by clicking on the “Report Criminal Activity” link and choosing the “General Information” category.

Check ShelbyCountyReporter.com for updates as more information is released.