Man shot in lounge parking lot
Published 8:56 pm Monday, November 27, 2006
By By Janet Little Cooper – Special to The Standard
An Atmore man was shot in the leg in the early morning hours Friday at Stabler's Country Lounge located on Highway 31 in Atmore.
According to the owners of the lounge, Andrew and Martha Stabler, the problem began inside when a group of men started a squabble.
After Stabler returned inside the bar, he heard four shots being fired.
Patrons who remained inside the lounge ran for cover as well when the shots rang out.
According to witnesses, the altercation that began inside escalated to gunfire in the parking lot as the group of men continued to argue.
Atmore resident, Scotty Jordan was leaving the lounge with his girlfriend when he saw a bullet come through the front windshield of a parked SUV at the lounge. Moments later he would hear more shots, one of which struck him in his upper leg.
The unknown occupants of the SUV left the area before police arrived. Jordan was being transported by private vehicle to Atmore Community Hospital. During the drive to the hospital, Jordan's vehicle was pulled over by paramedics with Kelley's Ambulance Service. Following an initial assessment by paramedic personnel, Jordan was transferred to the ambulance and was taken to the hospital from the location.
Jordan, who was treated and released from Atmore Community Hospital, returned to the lounge to let the owners of the establishment know that he had not been seriously injuired in the incident.
At last contact with those involved in the incident, it was reported on Friday the bullet remained lodged in Jordan's leg. However, he was seeking additional treatment for the wound and to have the bullet removed.
As is the law in any shooting incident, all area law enforcment offices are alerted about any victims in such an incident.
The Atmore Police Department, Poarch Police Department and Escambia County Sheriff's Department responded to the call.
Details concerning suspects in the incident were not available from County law enforcment officials as of press time.