By Alton Mitchell
Early Saturday morning gunfire erupted shattering the calm night atmosphere outside of the Rhythm and Blues Bar on U.S.Highway 29 near Beulah. The bar is located in Lee County just across from the Chambers County line. The gunfire would leave three people wounded including a Lanett man.
Around 3 a.m. on Saturday morning gunfire erupted in the parking lot outside of the popular rural nightspot. Officers from the Lee County Sheriff’s office received numerous 911 calls about the gunfire. When deputies arrived on the scene they discovered a man in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. That victim was identified as Vincent Henry, 25-years old of Lanett. Emergency crews transported Henry to East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika for treatment for non-life threatening wounds.
Shortly after deputies found two other victims had been wounded in the shooting they were identified as Alexis Trammell, 27 of West Point, Ga and William Howell 30 also of West Point, Ga. Both of those victims had been transported from the shooting scene by private vehicle to East Alabama Medical Center- Lanier in Valley. Both victims were believed to have been shot twice their wounds were classified as non-life threatening.
Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department continue to investigate the shooting, but have not yet made any arrests in the case. All the victims in the Saturday morning shooting are expected to survive their injuries. Anyone with any information about the shooting is asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Department at (334)749-5651