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2 victims remain hospitalized following early Thursday morning shooting

CULLMAN - Two men were involved in a shooting on the southwest side of the city of Cullman in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 3, and both remain hospitalized in Huntsville.

Cullman Police late Thursday afternoon identified the two men involved in the incident, which occurred at approximately 1:15 a.m.

"Victims from this morning’s shooting in the city of Cullman were Jody Duane Couch Jr, 25, of Hanceville and Jose Francisco Figueroa, 27, of Holly Pond," said CPD Capt. of Investigation Becky Boyd in a statement. "Both victims remain hospitalized in Huntsville Hospital, each with a single gunshot wound. Due to their condition, investigators have been unable to interview either victim. The case remains under investigation."

The incident happened at a residence on Adelsheim Circle Southwest.

Boyd said in a statement Thursday morning, "On May (3) at approximately 1:15 a.m. (the) Cullman Police Department responded to a domestic violence call at 2061 Adelsheim Circle in the city of Cullman. Once on scene officers found two victims of a gunshot. Both victims were transported to Huntsville Hospital, one by ambulance and one by Air Evac. This is still an active investigation and no further information will be released at this time. Lt. Gene Bates is the lead investigator."

Bates said late Friday afternoon that he hopes to be able to speak to the two victims over the weekend. “As part of the investigation, we want to give each victim an opportunity to speak to us,” said Bates. “Hopefully next week, I’ll meet with the DA (Wilson Blaylock) to see what we’re going to do.”

Bates also shared that the incident was not random in nature and that there is no threat to citizens in the neighborhood.

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