DAILYKENN.com -- A man was shot while jogging near Selma, Alabama.
The shooting occurred as the jogger ran across a railroad crossing.
The media noted the white victim was rushed to the hospital by two black passersby.
Facing attempted murder charges is 28-year-old Chadwick Mitchell.
The victim was identified as 32-year-old Harrison Smith "a Selma native who often works overseas."
According to news reports the suspect was accused of earlier harassing a driver on the same road.
Authorities say the suspect and victim did no know each other. The suspect also didn't know the driver he is accused of harassing.
It is not known if the shooting is in retaliation for the death of a black male who was fatally shot after trespassing at a construction site in Georgia earlier this year.
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“You know how our community is right now. Not just us but the nation.. the black and white thing and law enforcement and stuff. These were two black gentlemen who stopped and helped the white gentleman so that was encouraging,” said [Dallas County Sheriff Mike] Granthum.
The witnesses gave authorities a good description of the brown van Mitchell was driving, including the license plate. It turned out that one hour before Mitchell allegedly shot Smith, the suspect reportedly harassed a driver on the same road.
“He began to back up at the high rate of speed, got away from him and called authorities,” said Blanks.
Mitchell is in the Dallas County Jail. Doctors say Harrison Smith will survive. Still unclear is the motive behind the strange encounters near the tracks on Landline Road.
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