2 hospitalized in shooting near Western Hills Mall

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(CBS 42)

FAIRIFIELD, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (5/31): The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the shooting near Western Hills Mall in Fairfield Monday.

Charles Porch, 37, has been taken into custody and charged with two counts of attempted murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

Porch is being held at the Jefferson County Jail on a $135,000 bond.

ORIGINAL (5/31): Two people have been hospitalized after they were shot in a parking lot near the Western Hills Mall in Fairfield on Monday.

According to authorities, a deputy was sitting near the Western Hills Mall when he heard shots fired. He saw a small SUV take off, before he could follow it, he noticed a small car jump the curve and come to rest near a tree on the 7200 block of Aaron Aranov Drive.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported that the victims were a 35-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man.

Two people inside the car were shot and transported to a local hospital. The 26-year-old man did suffer life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition.

Stay with CBS 42 as this story develops.

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