Woman Hospitalized After Being Shot

A woman is recovering after being shot in downtown Dothan early morning.

Dothan Police responded to a shooting at 2:35 a.m. Thursday morning in the Houston County Administration building's parking lot behind Hooks Barbeque restaurant.

Authorities found a female victim suffering from a gunshot wound and a suspect fleeing the scene.

Police chased down the suspect, 46-year-old Gerald Jerome Brown and took him to the city jail for questioning.

Police are not sure Brown is the shooter but did find altered firearms in his possession.

Police say it is common for crimes to increase during the summer months and they are patrolling the city to keep crime to a minimum.

If you have information about the shooting you're urged to call Crimestoppers at 793-7000.

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