GARDENDALE, Ala. — Authorities are searching for an armed man following a shooting at an Alabama mobile home community near Birmingham.
Gardendale police released a photo of a potential suspect in a Facebook post and told residents to stay inside Wednesday morning while they looked for a man described as an active shooter.
Birmingham-area news outlets reported that three people had been killed, but police didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment. CBS affiliate WIAT reported two women and one man are dead, citing the Gardendale mayor.
Police said on Facebook they were searching for Kenneth Dion Lever, 52, of Florida, calling him “armed and dangerous.” Authorities say he fled into the woods after the shooting shortly after 8 a.m. Investigators reportedly believe it was a domestic-related incident, reports Al.com.
The website reports a protection from abuse order was issued against Lever in Jefferson County last year after a woman claimed he was abusing her 11-year-old daughter during unsupervised visitation.
Lever also reportedly has charges pending in Pennsylvania over two alleged child sex assaults.
The search was focused in woods near the Peachtree Crossings mobile home community, but police said Lever is now believed to have fled the area in a 2007 black Lincoln Navigator with Florida tags 689NFN. They announced they had lifted the shelter-in-place order near the community.
A worker who answered the phone at the mobile home community declined comment, citing instructions from law enforcement.
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