Photo Gallery | Two arrested, five sought in neighborhood shootout
SELMA, AL (WSFA) - Selma Police are searching for five suspects still at large following a neighborhood shootout on Wednesday. Two men have already been arrested.
Police say officers were dispatched around 6 p.m. on March 20 to the 2300 block of Hardie Avenue in reference to shots fired and several suspects with guns in the area.
According to Selma Police Chief William Riley, a group of individuals had been standing in a yard in the area being loud and arguing. The individuals retrieved several handguns and semi-automatic rifles and started shooting in the neighborhood. Vehicles and residences were struck during the incident.
Police say there were numerous children in the area when the shooting started, "It was fortunate that no one was reported injured during this senseless act," said Chief Riley.
The suspects fled before police could arrive on the scene. An initial investigation named seven suspects and they are all being sought in connection with attempted murder, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and discharging a firearm into an unoccupied vehicle charges.
Authorities have already captured suspects Ernest Bernard Gunn and Theodore Thespian Stallworth.
Both men are being held on $2.7 Million bond - both suspects were on state probation at the time of their arrests.
Police are still searching for five other men: Dukes, Lamarious Prince, Willie Earl Calhoun, James Cantrell Bender and Darryl DeWayne Johnson.
If you know the whereabouts of any of these individuals you are asked to contact your local law enforcement agency.