Phenix City grandmother, 72, arrested for shooting granddaughter in the hip

(Source: Sharifa Jackson/WTVM)
(Source: Sharifa Jackson/WTVM)

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) – A Phenix City grandmother was arrested after allegedly shooting her granddaughter.

According to police, on Tuesday, Sept. 12 around 8:20 p.m. officers were called out to the 1300 block of 14th Avenue in reference to a shooting.

Once officers arrived at the scene, they found the 21-year-old granddaughter suffering from a gunshot wound to the hip.

She was taken to the Medical Center and the investigation reveals she was shot by her 72-year-old grandmother, Dorothy Johnson.

Johnson was arrested and charged with first-degree domestic violence.

A pistol was also recovered during the investigation.

Pete Walton, a longtime neighbor, and friend,  says he is shocked. Still trying to wrap his mind around the whole situation.

"I was very shocked to hear about what happened. The family always seemed like some really nice people, seemed like they all got along good, like I said, I'm just very shocked that it happened. Whatever the motive is, I just hope the family can get it together and figure it out," said Walton.

No motive has been released in the shooting.

Copyright 2017 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, download the WTVM app here.