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"Something needs to change:" Prichard residents react to three overnight shootings

A security officer was shot and killed last night after responding to a disturbance at the Ridge Manor Apartments in Prichard (Photo: Asha Staples, Reporter) A security officer was shot and killed last night after responding to a disturbance at the Ridge Manor Apartments in Prichard (Photo: Asha Staples, Reporter)
PRICHARD, AL (WALA) -

There's been five shootings in just four days in Prichard, the latest three were just last night. 

“So much shooting is going on and you know, a bullet don’t have a name on it," Jacquese Womble of Prichard said.

Police say the first shooting of the night happened around 10:30 p.m when a security officer at the Ridge Manor Apartments off Wolf Ridge Road was shot and killed after responding to some type of disturbance. The shooting has left many Prichard residents searching for answers.

“I just wish they’d stop the violence. My son is a policeman and I wouldn’t want anything to happen to him. So, I don’t know what to say about it. All I know is to say ‘let go and let God’. That’s all I know to say," Eric Jones said.

“It’s sad. It’s really sad. You know, people are losing their life every day and it’s just crazy," Jacquese Womble said.

“I think that we as a people, we’ve got to change our ways of thinking. We’ve got to stop being so hasty and making decisions and we’ve got to show more love for each other," Sheila Jones said.

“You know something? I need to think of something because I really don’t know right now. It’s just ridiculous," Michael Battesaste said shaking his head in disappointment.

Two other shootings happened just hours later. Police say one person was shot on Harriett Avenue following some sort of confrontation in a house involving two people.

The third shooting happened on Timothy Avenue. Police say two people came to a home and were not allowed in, and then refused to leave. Investigators have not said who shot the pair, but did say the two had non-life threatening injuries, and they continue to gather information.

If you have any information that could lead to an arrest in any of these shooting investigations, you're urged to call police right away.

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