Deputies investigating Hobson City car shootings
by Rachael Brown
rgriffin@annistonstar.com
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A woman and her 5-year-old son were uninjured after they were shot at while driving in Hobson City Sunday night, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Calhoun County Sheriff Larry Amerson said the woman had pulled up to her home on Church Street around 11:22 p.m. when she heard gunshots. The mother and 5-year-old were still in the car and when the gunfire stopped the mother noted two bullet holes in the back driver’s side window of the vehicle, Amerson said.

The sheriff said no one was injured during the shooting and he was uncertain how much damage was done to the car.

Deputies were also investigating today another vehicle shooting that occurred June 4, Amerson said. A 28-year-old woman told deputies she discovered bullet holes in her 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe parked on Martin Luther King Drive in Hobson City. The vehicle sustained $500 in damages, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Office. No one was inside the vehicle when the shooting occurred.

Amerson said there is an ongoing dispute between “two different factions” that he believes led to the shootings.

“At this point we cannot say with certainty, but we believe these shooting incidents are very possibly related,” he said.

There have been several reported shootings recently in Hobson City, one that resulted in two men charged with attempted murder last month.

“Hobson City has been very quiet in regards to those incidents of violence. We want to return the town to its more peaceful state,” Amerson said.

Any suspects could face felony charges of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle and discharging a firearm into an unoccupied vehicle.

Staff Writer Rachael Brown: 256-235-3562. On Twitter @RBrown_Star.

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