Atmore man dies in Memorial Day shooting; 1 other injured

Published: May. 29, 2023 at 5:56 AM CDT
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ATMORE, Ala. (WALA) - Two people were shot early on Memorial Day morning in Atmore, and police said one of the victims has died from his injuries.

According to the Atmore Police Department, at about 2:15 a.m., officers responded to the area of Carver Avenue and King Street in response to a shots fired complaint. When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered that two people had been shot.

Police said Robert Starks of Atmore died from his injuries. The other individual who was shot was transported to a trauma center.

The motive is still under investigation and investigators have interviewed witnesses and are actively seeking other witnesses, police said.