Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a shooting around 10 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of McDaniel and Huntley streets.
The suspect, Anthony Deangelo Finch, 18, of Anniston was found after witnesses told deputies he had fled to a nearby home on Wilkerson Drive.
The first victim, Donnell Letray Malone, 23, of Oxford, told deputies he was standing near the intersection, waiting for a friend, when a man he did not know attacked him. Malone later identified Finch as the attacker.
Finch allegedly pulled a small-caliber handgun and began to shoot. A bullet hit Malone in the groin, said Sheriff Larry Amerson. Malone then ran from the scene and found a ride to Regional Medical Center. He was treated there and released, said hospital spokeswoman Susan Williamson.
After Malone was shot, Finch allegedly turned to a group of bystanders and opened fire, deputies said. James Edward Whitman, 30, of Hobson City, was hit twice in the abdomen. Amerson said Whitman sustained serious internal injuries and was rushed into emergency surgery at Regional Medical Center.
A family member said Monday that Whitman was still in the hospital's intensive care unit, but was conscious. An ICU nurse said the hospital had no information on Whitman.
Whitman's family also said that the Finch knows Whitman and that the two are close friends. They do not believe Whitman was the intended target.
Finch, Malone and witnesses at the scene gave conflicting accounts of how the initial fight started, but Amerson said all accounts point to it beginning over a dispute about drugs. He said Finch was arrested within 10 minutes of the shooting.
No bond or court date had been set for Finch by Monday afternoon, Amerson said.