By Kelly Druley, WHNT
Huntsville Police responded to a call of a shooting in progress around 3:10 this afternoon at 235 Victory Lane and found the victim, 20-year-old Timothy Lanier with a severe wound to his abdomen and left arm.
Lanier was taken by HEMSI to Huntsville Hospital for emergency surgery.
Sgt. Larry Childress said the victim lived in the area but was not a resident at the home where the shooting occurred.
"It appeared to be from a shotgun blast," said Sgt. Childress. He said police had not yet recovered the weapon.
Huntsville Police say Lanier knew the shooter and was asked by the suspect to meet him at residence at 235 Victory Lane to see a pit bull dog. Authorities say the suspect went into the house and re-emerged from the back door armed with a shotgun and fired at Lanier.
Huntsville Police believe the suspect initially fled the scene on foot and they are actively looking for the suspect but can not provide any description or further information at this time as the investigation continues.
HPD said as of 9:20pm Lanier was still in surgery at Huntsville Hospital for his wounds.