According to Leesburg Police Chief Lanny Ransum, At approximately 8:00 Monday morning Cherokee County Central Dispatch received a 911 call of a person stating he had been shot on Rock Quarry Road in Leesburg.

Pictured is a photo of the crime scene at the rock Quarry off of 273 in Leesburg.

The Leesburg Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Dept., Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office, Cherokee County EMS Alabama Bureau of Investigation, and alabama Dept. of Forensic Sciences responded to the scene on Rock Quarry Road.

The victim was transported to Gadsden Regional by ambulance and was in surgery as of 12:00 p.m.

Tbe investigation is continuing.