From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — An investigation is underway after two people were shot in southwest Jefferson County during a gun deal gone bad, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
“Sheriff’s detectives are conducting a shooting investigation after two people were injured in a shooting at a convenience store in Brighton this evening,” JCSO said in a statement released Saturday night.
Just before 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, deputies responded to a shooting complaint at 3597 Jaybird Road at the Chevron convenience store.
They arrived to find an adult male inside a car suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries.
While on scene, deputies learned that an adult female had been taken to an area hospital by private vehicle. She was also suffering from a gunshot wound. Her injuries are non-life threatening.
“Early information from the scene is that the male went to the convenience store with the female to sell a gun to another man,” according to the JCSO statement. “During the transaction inside the car, the first man pulled a gun and began shooting. The second man returned fire inside the car.”
After the shooting, the second man fled the area, deputies said.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone information about this crime is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.