Coroner: Houston County shooting appears to be suicide

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UPDATE:

Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd said the shooting appears to be a suicide. We are now dropping our coverage of the situation.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — The Houston County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene of a shooting in northeastern Houston County.

A source told WDHN a shooting occurred a little bit before 5 p.m. Our reporter on scene said a coroner’s vehicle has pulled in.

We reached out to Columbia Mayor Rhonda Freeman. She said the shooting is outside of the city limits of Columbia.

It’s off of Highway 52 in the area of Wallace Buie Road and Benton Store Road.

We will attempt to gather more information as the situation progresses.

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