Opelika police investigate carjacking and shooting

OPELIKA, AL (WXTX) – The Opelika Police Department is currently investigating a carjacking and shooting.

The victim, a 37 year old from Tuskegee, Alabama told officers he was flagged down by two people he knew near Society Hill Road and Gateway Drive early Sunday morning.

He claims one of the people then pointed a gun at his head and demanded money.

The victim told police he attempted to knock the gun away when it went off and hit him above the knee.

The suspects got away with cash and a cell phone.

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