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One in hospital after Hazel Green shooting, MCSO says

The sheriff's office said the victim has been transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

HAZEL GREEN, Ala. — A 20-year-old victim was injured in a Hazel Green shooting Thursday night, according to the Madison County Sheriff's Office (MCSO).

Officials say the shooting took place in the area of Ready Section Road in Hazel Green. MCSO said reports indicate that a vehicle drove past a residence and fired a weapon, resulting in the 20-year-old victim being shot.

The sheriff's office said the victim has been transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Criminal investigators and CSI are already on the scene, according to MCSO.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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In Huntsville and Madison County, you can text 911 if you are in an emergency in which you can’t speak, according to Huntsville-Madison County 911 Center Director Chris Tucker.

"Just pull up the text app in your smart phone, and key in 9-1-1 in the recipient field and key in your message, always put it in the location and the nurture of your emergency and click send," Tucker says.

If possible, calling 911 should be your first choice.

Tucker said this service benefits people who are deaf, hearing or speech impaired along with people in situations where it would be unsafe to speak, such as an abduction, home invasion or domestic violence.

The service is currently only available in English and for the following carriers:

  • AT&T
  • Verizon
  • T-Mobile
  • Sprint

Additionally, Tucker said to never use abbreviations or slang and that photos, videos, emojis, attachments and group texts are not accepted by text to 911.

"We want to ensure that no matter who receives the text message, that they understand and get you the help that you need," he says.

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