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Two Alabama sheriff’s deputies were shot Wednesday while trying to chase a suspect, who is the subject of a “massive” manhunt, according to media reports.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies were pursuing the suspect, who was in a stolen vehicle at the time, Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson told Fox affiliate WBRC-TV in Birmingham.
The shooting occurred around 5 p.m. and the suspect is being sought. He was identified in an alert as 26-year-old Austin Patrick Hall.
“Officers have converged on the area and the suspect is reported to have abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot,” the city of Centreville posted on Facebook.
A Bibb County Sheriff’s Department vehicle. Two deputies were reportedly shot Wednesday. (Bibb County Sheriff’s Department )
Authorities have not disclosed the severity of the deputies’ injuries or their names. Residents in nearby Brierfield, Golfers Trail and those living near certain roads were urged to be on the lookout for “an armed and dangerous suspect.”
Authorities are also asking residents to stay inside and lock all doors.
A prayer vigil was held at the Bibb County Courthouse Square in Centreville.
Louis Casiano is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to [email protected].