Police say shootings connected of victims found nearby

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BRIGHTON, Ala. (AP) — Police believe the shootings of a man who was killed and another found injured in suburban Birmingham are connected.

Brighton police found a man shot at least twice at a mobile home park around 2 a.m. Thursday. The man, as yet unidentified, was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

Moments later, Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies were told of a car in a nearby ravine. Capt. Kenneth Hooten Sr. tells Al.com that officers found a man unresponsive in the passenger’s seat. As he was being taken to a hospital, medics found he too had been shot.

His condition wasn’t immediately available.

Hooten says investigators believe the victims were shot at the mobile home park at the same time. The driver of the crashed vehicle fled and hasn’t been found.

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