Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Algood Police Investigate "Drive-By" Shooting

Algood police are asking for the public's help in solving what is described as a "drive-by shooting," which occurred Monday night. It happened on Mill Street just after seven o'clock when the 15-year-old victim told police that three white males drove by in a green GMC pick-up truck, shouted some racial slurs at him, and then fired a gun in his direction. He was reportedly struck in the calf by one of the bullets and was taken to the Cookeville Regional Medical Center for treatment. Authorities say the injuries were not life-threatening and the boy -- who is a runaway from Bolivar, Tennessee, was then taken to the Juvenile Detention Center where he was to be picked up by his mother. But the investigation of the case is continuing, and anyone with information is asked to call 537-6830.