Residents react to 12 people shot at Phenix City party

(Source: Marla Spence/WTVM)
(Source: Marla Spence/WTVM)

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Police continue to investigate the shooting off Brickyard Road on the 100 block of 6th Street South that happened early Sunday Morning over the Memorial Day weekend.

So far, the investigation remains ongoing, and no suspects are known. But, Phenix City police are releasing new information regarding the victims in this shooting.

According to police, out of the 12 people shot, two of those injuries are said to be severe. Those two individuals reportedly shot in the head and in the hip.

The remaining 10 victims suffering from minor gunshot injuries- reportedly shot in feet, arms, legs, and other areas.

Captain George Staudinger with the Phenix City Police Department says everyone in attendance at the late night and early morning party who was injured was between the ages of 18 and 40-years-old.

Authorities say before the initial calls came in regarding the shooting, there were no complaints at the location where the shooting took place.

The magnitude of the incident is now raising concerns by city leaders and area residents. One resident, says he has been living in Phenix City majority of his adult life says he is still in shock.

"There are shootings everywhere, I mean, for that, for 12 people to get shot at one time, you know, that is unheard of. It was shocking to me. It was shocking. Of course, we see it a lot in Chicago, unfortunately. In Chicago, there are shootings almost every day. But it seems like that is slowly trickling down in this area," said Phenix City resident Nolan Pitts.

Authorities say they believe this is a singular incident and not related to any previous shootings in Phenix City.

This is an ongoing investigation, anyone with information is asked to contact Phenix City police at 334-298-0611.

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