A 24-year-old man was killed and nine others were injured in a shooting in Mobile, Alabama on Saturday evening, according to local police, a few blocks from where people had gathered for the town’s New Year celebration.
Officers responded to a report of shots being fired in the 200 block of Dauphin Street around 11:14 p.m. CT, the Mobile Police Department said in a news release.
When officers arrived they discovered an “unknown subject” had shot a 24-year-old man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, the statement said.
Nine other victims, ages 17 to 57, also suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to local hospitals “with injuries ranging from serious to non-fatal,” the statement said.
Police have arrested a male suspect in connection with the shooting.
“Subject is receiving medical treatment and upon release will be transported to Metro Jail and charged with murder,” the Mobile Police Corporal said. says Katrina H. Frazier.
It’s unclear what prompted the shooting, which happened while the crowd was in downtown for the MoonPie Over Mobile event.
“This is an active investigation,” Mobile Police said in the statement. “We will provide updates as details become available.”
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