EUFAULA, AL (WTVM) - The Eufaula Police Department reports they are investigating a shooting on Spruce Drive.
According to police, a man contacted 911 and explained that he came home and found a person inside his home. The victim then sustained a single gunshot wound to the shoulder and was taken to Medical Center Barbour, transferred to Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan and released from the hospital Tuesday morning.
Detectives are still interviewing witnesses, gathering statements and analyzing evidence to reach an understanding of the incident.
The victim conveyed a suspect description and direction of travel to officers last night; however, a canvass of the area by the Ventress DOC K9 unit was unsuccessful in locating a suspect.
There were some reports of the suspect wearing a clown mask in the shooting but that has not been confirmed. In the minutes immediately following the initial call, there was a frenzy on social media about the "clown shooting".
The Eufaula Police Department is asking that the public refrain from posting rumors, names, vehicle descriptions, conditions or similar information on social media out of respect for the victims and the community as a whole.