Authorities Search for Shooting Suspect, Hale County Schools Locked Down
Authorities are investigating an officer-related shooting during a robbery at a Chevron station in Moundville this morning. Hale County Middle and High Schools are on lockdown as well as Moundville Elementary as authorities search for the suspect.
According to Fox 6, the suspect, described as a black male in his early 20's, is said to have shot at police. He was wearing all black and was last seen near County Line Road and Highway 69. Residents in that area should remain inside and contact law enforcement if they see anything suspicious.
As of now, the school lockdown is a precautionary measure, and students are not at risk. So, it is advised that parents not try to visit the school or remove their children at this time.