Alabama shooting: 1 dead, 9 injured in New Year’s Eve incident
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – One person was killed and nine injured in a shooting a few blocks from where thousands took to the streets for a New Year’s Eve party in downtown Mobile, Alabama, police said.
Television news footage showed police officers rushing to the area where the shooting took place about 45 minutes before midnight on Saturday.
Neither the name of the person killed nor the condition of the nine hospitalized were released by police.
Filming took place a few blocks away from the main stage of the Moon Pie Over Mobile festival. The event continued with fireworks and a mooncake 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 bring some comfort to all of us downtown that this wasn’t just a random shooting,” Prine said.