Man shot in the head

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Victim airlifted to hospital, police investigating

By Melanie Ruberti

WEST POINT — Detectives with the West Point Police Department are investigating a shooting that injured one man about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of East 14th Street.

The victim was shot at least once in the head and taken to EAMC-Lanier hospital in Valley, Alabama, stated investigators. The man was later airlifted to UAB Birmingham hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was listed in critical condition as of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to police.

Investigators said they are currently looking for suspects in the incident.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the West Point Police Department at 706-645-3528 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

No further information was available as of press time.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.