Shooting Scene

Police investigate the scene of a shooting that left two people dead at a Taco Bell on Thursday night, Sept. 23, 2021, in Guntersville, Ala.

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Police continue to investigate a double homicide that occurred Thursday night in the parking lot of the Taco Bell restaurant in north Alabama.

Guntersville police Chief Jim Peterson said a 17-year-old juvenile and Elias Gaspar Escobar Lopez, 19, of Boaz, were shot to death in the parking lot of the restaurant just after 8 p.m. Thursday. The alleged shooter, Kevon Yenovi Williams, 23, of Grayson, Georgia, was injured, but arrested. Williams was transported to Marshall Medical Center North for treatment and was placed under guard.

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