3 People Shot in Alabama, Manhunt Underway

July 12, 2017 11:57 am Last Updated: July 12, 2017 12:38 pm

Officials are searching for an armed and dangerous man after a shooting left three people dead in a Gardendale, Alabama, mobile home on the morning of Wednesday, July 12.

Gardendale police released a photo of a potential suspect, telling residents to stay indoors while they searched for the man. A shelter in place was called for Peach Tree community along Glenn Chapel Rd. and Willow Bend Dr.

Kenneth Dion Lever, 52, of Florida, is being sought by police, who described him as “armed and dangerous,” according to the Gardendale Police Department’s Facebook page.

“Gardendale Police Department is looking for Kenneth Dion Lever w/m 51, 5’10”, 220, blu, bro, 6-15-65. If you see this individual do not approach and call 9-1-1. He is considered armed and dangerous,” the Facebook post reads.

It added that he’s believed to be driving a 2007 Lincoln Navigator with a Florida license number 689NFN.

According to AL.com, Lever fled into the woods after the shooting at around 8 a.m. local time. Investigators believe it’s a domestic-related incident.

WVTM reported the victims include two females and a male. Their identities were not revealed.

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A protection from abuse order was issued against Lever in Jefferson County, Alabama, last year, AL.com reported. A woman claimed he was abusing her 11-year-old daughter before filing the order.

Lever also faces charges in Pennsylvania over two alleged sexual assault charges.

Gardendale, in Jefferson County, is located north of Birmingham, Al.