1 dead, 9 injured in shooting in Alabama near New Year’s Eve
MOBILE, Ala. – A 24-year-old man was killed and nine others were injured in a shooting a few blocks from where thousands of people were on the streets for a New Year’s Eve party in downtown Mobile, Alabama, police said in a statement. .
Television news footage showed police running and on horseback rushing to the area where the shooting took place – the 200 block of Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile – about 45 minutes before midnight Saturday.
The person killed was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His identity has not been revealed.
The other victims are between 17 and 57 years old, police said, adding that they were taken to hospital with injuries ranging from serious to non-fatal.
Mobile police could not immediately be reached.
Filming took place a few blocks from the main stage of the Moon Pie Over Mobile festival. The event continued with fireworks and a moon pie falling from a downtown building at midnight to mark the start of 2023.
The shooter and the person killed appeared to know each other, Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine told reporters near the scene.
“It would reassure all of us downtown that this wasn’t just a random shooting,” Prine said.