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Authorities: Alabama fan shot after being taunted in Tuscaloosa

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This is the Shell station on Skyland Blvd. and Greensboro Ave. where the shooting happened early Sunday morning. Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC This is the Shell station on Skyland Blvd. and Greensboro Ave. where the shooting happened early Sunday morning. Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

A 30-year-old man was shot in both legs at a Tuscaloosa gas station after being taunted for being an Alabama fan, authorities say.

The man said he stopped to use the restroom at the Shell station on Skyland Blvd. and Greensboro Ave. around 2:37 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, according to Sgt. Dale Phillips with the Tuscaloosa County Homicide Unit.

The man claims two men he didn't know started to taunt him about being an Alabama fan while he was at the gas station. He got into a fight with the two men and one suspect drew a gun. The victim also got a gun from his car, and the suspect opened fire, hitting him in the legs.

The victim shot back, and the two suspects drove away in a small black vehicle, Sgt. Phillips said.

The victim was taken to DCH to be treated for his injuries, which are not considered to be life-threatening.

Authorities don't believe anyone else was injured in the shooting. The investigation is on-going. So far, no one has been arrested.

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