VALLEY, AL (WTVM) – The Valley Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting at Waffle House.
On Wednesday around 11:30 p.m. police were called to the Waffle House located at 2800 20th Avenue.
When they arrived, officers met with the four employees who were present, and they reported that unknown people fired seven to ten shots from a dark-colored passenger car as it drove by.
The vehicle was last seen possibly heading north on I-85. There were no customers in the restaurant at the time of the shooting and there were no reported injuries to any of the staff members. Three of the businesses' plate glass windows were shot out.
The Waffle House employee who was also last night's suspected target, Jaquavius Williams, was taken into custody by police today for felony warrants stemming from a previous incident.
"The last couple of months we've seen an uptick in drive by shootings," said Valley Police Major Mike Reynolds.
Police believe "rival groups" are shooting back and forth at one another over the last several months which may have something to do with the incident at Waffle House.
Jaquavius Williams, an employee on duty, was the probable target due to his alleged involvement in a shooting in Lafayette, Alabama, on April 14, according to police. Williams has since been arrested on charges from previous incidents. He charged with reckless endangerment, firing off firearm in city limits, and firearm certain persons forbidden.
If you have any information concerning the identity of the suspects in this case to please call the Valley Police Department at 334-756-5200 or the Valley Area Crime Stoppers at 334-756-8200.