Teen girl fighting to survive after Tuscaloosa shooting


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    Update (2/6): Three teen boys have been arrested and charged with attempted murder in the shooting.

    Original: A teenage girl in Tuscaloosa was fighting to survive after she was shot in Hay Court. The Tuesday night shooting left her and another girl injured.

    Police said they had identified some suspects and would bring them in for questioning. They said there is no clear motive.

    Investigators believed two groups of young men opened fire during an argument, that possibly involved the teen girls.

    Shakevia Lucious was getting ready for bed when he said he heard five or six gunshots.

    Lucious said a group of people across the street scattered. He heard two girls screaming for help and jumped into action.

    It wasn't long before Lucious realized he knew both victims.

    "I ran across and saw the girl shot in the head. And I took off my sweater and put it under her head and I moved the car from in front of her," Lucious said, "'The car was in neutral, it could have rolled over her."

    He waited with the girls until help arrived.

    Captain Kip Hart said investigators are seeing more teens pull the trigger.

    "I think it's just the way society has changed over the past few years. The younger ones are trying to make a name for themselves, or they're ten foot tall and bulletproof," Hart said.

    Identifying a suspect in these cases can be difficult. Many witnesses told ABC 33/40 they were scared to talk for fear of retaliation.

    Hart said parents brought their teens to investigators to share what they know.

    "I'm glad to see parents are doing that, the community is talking to us," Hart said, "We still know there are more people who saw something and we need to hear from them."

    Investigators said they did not know if the shooting was a crime of opportunity, or if someone was an intended target.

    If you saw something, or know anything that can help, you are asked to call police immediately.

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