'Sounded like super close fireworks': South Albama shooting on New Year's Eve kills 1, leaves 9 injured

'Sounded like super close fireworks': South Albama shooting on New Year's Eve kills 1, leaves 9 injured
On New Year's Eve, Mass shooting in Mobile, Alabama's downtown, left nine people injured and at least one person dead (Twitter/@IntelPointAlert)

MOBILE, ALABAMA: On New Year's Eve, a mass shooting in Mobile, Alabama's downtown, left nine people injured and one person dead. The Mobile Police Department reported that shots were fired around 11.14 pm on December 31, Saturday, in the 200 block of Daulphin Street.

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At the time of the tragedy, thousands of people were enjoying the city's 15th annual MoonPie Over Mobile New Year's Eve extravaganza. However, authorities did not have information on the victims' conditions. Hundreds of people gathered in the streets of downtown Mobile for the MoonPie for celebration. 

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Paul Prine, the police chief in Mobile, reported about details of this horrific scene. He said, "Obviously, multiple shots rang out. I can certainly tell you that. I have one deceased individual and nine other individuals who have been shot by gunfire, who are at the local hospitals being treated." He added, "The perpetrators and at least the deceased may have been known to one another. I think that would give some comfort to all of us downtown that this was not just a random shooting where someone lost their life," as reported by News 5.

Witnesses described the chilling scene of people running for cover and one of them described how he fled from the scene to save himself and his sister's life. Rose Brooks said, "You can't hear between the fireworks and the gunshots everyone starts running I lived in America my entire life I know what's happening, I grab my sister's hand and I run as far as I can as fast as I can." 

New Year's eve reveler Carly Bragg told Fox10 News that the gunshots were alarming and "sounded like super close fireworks." Bragg said, "The timing of it was wild. We walked right past the area, and then it happened." Bragg sheltered herself at the safe flank and said, "maybe 15 to 20 feet away from the sound and noticed the window shot out of Urban Emporium when we realized how close we were," as reported by WBRC.

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A store owner on South Royal Street told Fox10 News that when the bullets were fired, people flocked to her store in need of a safe place to hide. Mobile police are investigating the incident and potential motives. As per authorities, no suspects have been taken into custody. This horrific incident's details and videos were shared on Twitter. One of the users wrote, "DEVELOPING: Disturbing video shows people shot in Downtown Mobile, Alabama #Mobile l #AL Police confirm they are responding to reports of a shooting with multiple victims. Very little details have yet to be confirmed by authorities. More information as it becomes available."

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Another user wrote, "Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Genesis 6:13... for the earth is filled with violence. 1 killed, at least 9 others injured in New Year’s Eve shooting in Alabama." Further, a user wrote, "WAS IT A HATE CRIME OR A LUV CRIME ?????New Year's Eve shooting in south Alabama leaves 1 dead, 9 injured" 

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