Double shooting in Pelham leaves one dead

Published 2:40 pm Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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PELHAM – Pelham police officers are currently working a double shooting that occurred on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 31, which resulted in one death and another injury.

“Officers are working a double shooting in the 700 block of Highway 72,” Pelham Police Department posted to Twitter. “Two people were shot. One has died. The second victim’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. We are questioning two people right now, and evidence technicians are processing two scenes.”

The injured individual is a woman, who ran to a neighbor’s house for help following the incident, and as of Tuesday evening she is in “critical condition,” according to Pelham Police Department.

On Tuesday evening, Pelham Police Department announced they plan to obtain warrants for arrests Wednesday, Sept. 1. Further charges will be added due to the severity of the woman’s injuries being worse than previously thought.

Pelham Police Chief Pat Cheatwood held a briefing for the public Tuesday afternoon to provide more information.

Police emphasized there was no danger to the public.