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Person of interest in custody after double murder in Decatur

The shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon at 915 Clearview St. SW.

Posted: Feb 28, 2018 4:03 PM
Updated: Feb 28, 2018 11:01 PM

Decatur Police Department told WAAY 31, one person of interest is in custody after two people are dead after a shooting. 

Morgan County Coroner, Jeff Chunn said, the two victims were a black female, 27, and a black male, 31. Chunn said, he can not release the names of the victims or cause of death at this time. 

The assailant is believed to be a potential acquaintance, authorities said.

Police told WAAY 31, that this was not a random act. 

The shooting occurred Wednesday around 2:00 p.m. at 915 Clearview St. SW. 

Cathy Nicholas a family member said, "she's my niece and he's my nephew. I am so furious. I am so furious." 

Nicholas told WAAY 31, her phone began ringing non-stop this afternoon while at work. When she finally answered it was news no family member ever wants to hear. 

The woman that called 911 was the mother of one of the victims. 

Nicholas said, the mother of the victim said she "heard gunshots and went up to the door and heard the baby going from one room to the next crying and finally she called 911."

"I really don't know what else to tell you, they've never done nothing to nobody, nobody, nobody, and I don't understand," said Nicholas.

Decatur Police Department said the matter is under investigation.

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