Gunshot victim drives himself to Pinson City Hall in order to report the incident
From the Trussville Tribune
PINSON — An investigation is being conducted into a shooting incident after a man drove himself to Pinson City Hall and reported that he had been shot in the leg, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office.
Deputies reported that just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, an adult male victim walked into Pinson City Hall and reported that he had been shot once in the leg by an acquaintance at his residence in the 3200 block of Sweeney Hollow Road.
“Around 11 a.m. a man entered city hall who had been shot at a separate location.” Said Pinson Mayor Hoyt Sanders. “Naturally we called the sheriffs office and paramedics, who treated the man. The Sheriff’s department is investigating the other facts in the case. We thank the prompt action of the sheriff’s office and Center Point Fire for [how they handled] the incident.”
The 40-year-old male victim told deputies that he had been in an argument with a man he knows, at the home, when the man pulled a gun and shot him. When the shooter left the scene, the victim drove to city hall.
Mayor Sanders wanted to reiterate that the shooting did not occur at the Pinson City Hall, as some social media postings had earlier claimed, and that the nearby churches, school and daycare had not been in any danger.
The victim was taken to an area hospital to be treated for the injury