Florence Police Report Early Morning Shooting One Person Injured

By  | July 4, 2018 | Filed under: News

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department issued a statement concerning a shooting that injured a 9-1-1 dispatcher from Colbert County on Wednesday, July 4:

“At 1:19 this morning Florence Police Department received a call of a female that had been shot and was being transported to ECM by privately owned vehicle. Once at ECM officers spoke to the boyfriend of the victim. He stated that he was driving down Chisholm Rd when someone in a dark-colored Chevrolet Cruze confronting them at the traffic light at Cox Creek Parkway. They continued on Chisholm Rd, the Chevrolet continued driving aggressive following them to Malone Cir where someone in the Cruze exited the vehicle and shot several times at the vehicle the victim was riding in.

One of the shots entered the vehicle hitting victim in the neck. The vehicle was hit multiple times during the shooting.

The victim is Cassie Sartain, a dispatcher for Colbert County 911 center. She was transported to Huntsville Hospital and was in stable condition as of this morning.

This is an ongoing investigation and we are continuing search for the offenders. If anyone has any information they are asked to contact Detective Bill White at 256-760-6595.”

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