Victims tell police pedestrian shot into their moving vehicle
by Brian Anderson
banderson@annistonstar.com
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Anniston police Wednesday were investigating an incident in which a pedestrian shot into a vehicle driving on Gurnee Avenue.

Two men, ages 39 and 24, told police they were riding in a blue 1991 Chevrolet pickup near the 2700 block of Gurnee Avenue around 3 p.m. Tuesday. The victims told police a man walking on the street fired four shots at their vehicle, shattering the back window, said Anniston police Capt. Allen George.

The two victims were not injured during the shooting, the captain said.

The men drove straight to the Anniston police station, where investigators discovered several bullet holes in the truck, including in the back window, the windshield on the passenger’s side and the back tire on the passenger’s side, according to a police report. George said the suspect used a small caliber handgun in the shooting.

The victims, who are related, said they knew the suspect, but not well, George said. The men told police they believe the suspect shot at them because of a feud with another family member.

No arrest had been made as of Wednesday morning.

Discharging a firearm into a vehicle is a Class B felony in the state of Alabama and can carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years.

Staff writer Brian Anderson: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @BAnderson_Star.

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