One dead, suspect at large in third Enterprise shooting this month

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The number of shootings in Enterprise continues to mount, with the first April incident at the Daleville Lounge and the second on Flemming Street. Then, on April 11, 2016, a 911 call led police to the Boulevard Apartments, where the third shooting took place.

When officers arrived on scene, they discovered a young male with two gunshot wounds. He was immediately transported to the hospital,” said Sergeant Billy Haglund with the Enterprise Police Department.

The victim was identified as Thurston Yavari Allen of Daleville, who died at the hospital hours later. A search is now underway for the suspect, who witnesses say drove away in a light-colored compact car.

“The suspect is described as a young black male in his early twenties, wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and black shoes,” Haglund said.

Haglund said the number of shootings is unusual.

“Usually, in the summertime, we have an increase in criminal activity. I think that’s nationwide. But, for this time of year, I think it’s pretty atypical,” he said.

There is no word yet on the relationship between the suspect and victim involved in the incident last night. The suspects in that case and in the Daleville Lounge shooting both remain at large.

“We’re working with other law enforcement agencies to try and apprehend the suspect from a previous investigation, and everybody in our investigation division is pretty much working around the clock to try and run down leads and follow up and interview witnesses,” said Haglund.

Anyone with information should contact the Enterprise Police Department at 347-2222. Anonymous tips can be submitted online at www.enterprisepd.com.

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