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SYLACAUGA -- A Sylacauga man sustained multiple gunshot wounds early Tuesday after allegedly trying to force his way into the home of his estranged wife.

Sgt. Mike Jones said Talladega County sheriff’s deputies responded to two different 911 calls from a residence on the 200 block of Wright Lane near Sylacauga at around 4:30 a.m. One reported multiple shots fired, the other was to report an attempt to enter the home.

“The people in the house were actively trying to keep him out,” Jones said.

Deputies found a 37-year-old male who appeared to have been shot several times when they arrived. He was eventually transported to University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. Jones said the man is expected to recover.

“He had been in jail on misdemeanor domestic violence charges in January and had only been out a couple of days,” Jones said. “We don’t know yet if there was a protection from abuse order in place.

“We’re trying to determine exactly what happened inside the residence. We know who did the shooting and we have recovered the gun.”

Jones said medical staff at UAB told investigators the man is still in no condition to talk.

“We still have to get a statement from him, and right now they’re saying he just can’t communicate,” Jones said.

The investigation will also likely determine if the shooting victim is eventually charged with burglary, he added.