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Shooting at Sam Harris Park, victim airlifted to Columbus

Auburn police areinvestigating an assault that happened Sunday evening around 5:25 p.m. at SamHarris Park, located on Foster Street. 

It happened inside the park, while families were trying to enjoytheir Sunday afternoon by cooking out and playing on the play ground.

Officers responded and found Jim Porter laying in the wooded areaacross the street from the park suffering from a gunshot. He wasairlifted to Columbus Regional for a gunshot wound to the hip. His injuries donot appear to be life threatening. 

The suspect, a 39-year-old Auburn man, is known by the victim butpolice are not releasing his name at this time.  Police tell us they are searching for the him.

Auburn Police Chief TommyDawson said, "We are going to increase our patrols of the next few weeks andmake sure we don't have any more of that type of behavior."

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the AuburnPolice Division at 334-501-3140. Individuals can leave a voice or text to thetip line at 334 -246-1391. 

We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available. 

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