A man has been charged with capital murder in a shooting in Falkville

FALKVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – Officials with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office have released the names of the suspect and victim in a triple shooting in Falkville.

Authorities say 35-year-old Joshua Knighten is currently being held without bond in the Morgan County Jail after the shooting Sunday evening, just before 6 p.m. According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting happened on Goodwin Road near Falkville, just east of I-65 and about 40 minutes from Huntsville.

When WAFF 48 News crews arrived, police tape was visible around a home on Short Road.

Neighbors did not want to go on camera, but the immediate neighbor explains that he saw everything and wants to erase it from his memory.

Deputies identified 62-year-old Mitchell Byrd as the shooting victim. As for the other two shooting victims, a Sheriff’s Office spokesperson says one is in stable condition and the other is in critical condition.

There are still many unanswered questions. WAFF 48 News reached out to sheriff’s officials for comment on what led up to the shooting or whether the victims knew each other, but has not heard back.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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