OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) – Two men have died after suffering from gunshot wounds in Opelika on Wednesday, Dec. 23.
Around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to the 200 block of Chester Avenue regarding a 38-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. Paramedics responded and transported the victim to East Alabama Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 8:11 p.m. by the emergency room doctor.
Another shooting took place on the same day around 10:45 p.m. According to Opelika police, they responded to the 500 block of Westwood Street regarding another gunshot victim. The 43-year-old male was also transported to East Alabama Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 11:29 p.m. by the emergency room doctor.
These cases are not related, but the shooters in both cases have been identified and contacted. No arrests have been made, as the facts and circumstances of both cases remain under investigation.
The victim's names will be released by the Lee County Coroner's Office after the next kin has been notified.
Anyone with information to either of these cases are asked to contact the Opelika Police Department Investigative Services Division at (334)705-5220.