9-10-10 Shooting under investigation
According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2010, deputies and emergency personnel responded to a 911 call from residence on U.S. Highway 411 in the Forney area. Upon arrival at the residence, officers found two subjects lying in the floor, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both wounded individuals were transported from the scene by area ambulance services. W.L. Haggard was treated for a superficial gunshot wound to the head, which authorities believe was self inflicted. He is currently incarcerated in the Cherokee County Detention Center, charged with attempting to commit murder. The shooting victim remains at UAB hospital in Birmingham. The incident is still under investigation.