PELHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A man was shot twice at a Pelham shopping center parking lot Sunday night.
According to City of Pelham Communications Manager Ainsley Allison, two people were meeting to purchase a cell phone in the Southgate Village parking lot. At around 6:45 p.m., A 16-year-old was reportedly standing outside the victim’s vehicle when he fired shots. A 21-year-old man, who was sitting in the back seat was hit twice. He was transported to a hospital, though his injuries are not life-threatening.
After the shooting, the juvenile allegedly ran to a nearby motel and left the area in a white car that was waiting for him.
The Pelham Police Department was able to identify and arrest the 16-year-old suspect in Birmingham.