4 people shot in Tarrant during alleged attempted robbery, including suspect


TARRANT, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: A detective with the Tarrant Police Department says that the suspect approached a group of three men with a gun and attempted to rob them.

Authorities say that the three victims gave the man money, but he wasn’t satisfied. They went inside the home and the suspect followed. The victims defended themselves and gunshots were fired in the residence.

Police believe that the suspect was shot with his own gun. He fled the scene and went to the National Guard base. He was taken to the hospital and won’t be allowed to leave without being arrested.

The victims are expected to see full recoveries as they suffered only minor injuries.

ORIGINAL: The Tarrant Police Department says that four people were shot in connected shootings at two locations in Tarrant Thursday evening.

The shootings happened at the 1600 block of Mountain Drive and the 5400 block of East Lake Boulevard.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue reports that they received a call around 6:13 p.m. to a person shot near the National Guard base.

Authorities with the Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base say that a civilian with gunshot wounds drove up to the gate at approximately 6:50 p.m. The 117th Security Forces responded to the injured and notified local first responders, they say. The injured civilian was treated and then transferred to local first responders and taken to a local medical facility.

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