1 dead, 9 injured in Alabama New Year’s shooting

Published: Jan. 1, 2023 at 8:16 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 1, 2023 at 11:22 AM EST
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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA/Gray News) - One person is dead and nine others are injured following a New Year’s Eve shooting in Mobile, Ala, WALA reports.

Police say Saturday around 11:14 p.m., they received a report that shots had been fired in the 200 block of Dauphin Street.

When officers arrived, they found a 24-year-old male dead from the shooting.

During the gunfire, police say nine other people, ages 17 to 57, “suffered gunshot wounds.” They were transported to local hospitals with injuries ranging from non-life threatening to severe.

Two businesses were also struck by gunfire.

The incident happened as thousands of people were on the streets of downtown Mobile waiting for the arrival of the new year during the MoonPie Over Mobile event.

Witnesses reported hearing gunshots and running for cover.

“It was terrifying,” said Carly Bragg, who was downtown for the New Year’s Eve celebration. “It sounded like super-close fireworks. The timing of it was wild. We walked right past the area, and then it happened.”

Bragg said she and her friends hid inside a corridor that was “maybe 15 to 20 feet away from the sound.” They noticed a shot-out window and realized how close they were.