On August 24, 2021, at approximately 7:13 pm, the Huntsville Police Department was called to assist a shooting victim. The initial investigation indicates that the victim was a passenger in an automobile traveling in the area of MLK and Thomason St.
Suspect(s) fired numerous rounds into the vehicle, with at least one round striking the victim. The driver of the victim’s vehicle then drove to the area of Eastham Thomason Park and called the police. Officers with the Huntsville Police Department responded to the area and located a 16-year-old juvenile victim who had been shot. Huntsville Police Department Officers immediately began administering first aid, until emergency medical personnel arrived. The victim was transported to Huntsville Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The investigation is very fluid and Huntsville Police Detectives are following up on numerous leads.
Chief Kevin Lunsford said “ We are working diligently to identify and bring the suspect to justice. If anyone has any information call the Huntsville Police Department or Crimestoppers at (936) 294-9494. Please join us in prayers for all involved.”
Lt. James Barnes
Lt. Curt Landrum