Gunshot victim near Rangeline Road

The Marengo County Sheriff’s Department responded to an incident Tuesday morning in which it found an 18-year-old male with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

The call, which came at 9:06 a.m. Tuesday, led authorities to Leatherwood Drive off Rangeline Road where they found Dennis Melton suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest that they believe was self-inflicted.

First responders transported Melton to Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis to be treated for his injuries.