Alabama police arrest suspect in NYC shooting that killed 1 and injured 9
Mobile, Alabama police say a suspect in last night’s shooting that left one dead and nine others injured on New Year’s Eve is in custody.
“The Mobile Police Department reports that we currently have one male in custody following the New Year’s Eve shooting last night,” a statement from the department read. “Subject is receiving medical attention and upon release will be transported to Metro Jail and charged with murder.”
Officers responded to Dauphin Street at around 11.15pm last night to reports of gunshots.
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The shooting took place as thousands of people attended the city’s 15th annual MoonPie Over Mobile New Year’s Eve event.
When officers arrived, the department said, they discovered an unknown man had shot a 24-year-old man and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
At the time of the shots, nine other people were wounded by bullets.
The victims ranged in age from 17 to 57 and were all taken to local hospitals.
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According to the police, the severity of the injuries ranged from non-fatal to serious.
In addition to those hit by bullets, two nearby businesses were also hit by gunfire, police said.
Police have not provided any information on the suspect and the investigation remains active.
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Graphic video circulating on Twitter showed at least two people lying on the sidewalk with injuries moments after the shooting. Witnesses in the area told Fox station WALA in Alabama that groups of people began running for cover as soon as the shots rang out.
Carly Bragg, who was downtown to celebrate the New Year, told Fox 10 the gunshots were terrifying and “looked like fireworks very close together”.
“The timing was crazy,” Bragg said. “We drove right past the area and then it happened.”
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She told the outlet that she and her friends hid in a hallway that was “maybe 15 to 20 feet from the sound and noticed the window shot from Urban Emporium when we realized how close we were close.”