MOBILE, Ala. — A 24-year-old man was killed and nine others wounded in a shooting just blocks from where thousands of people lined the streets for a New Year’s Eve party in downtown Mobile, Alabama. said the police in a sentence.
Television news footage showed police officers running and on horseback rushing toward the area where the shooting occurred, the 200 block of Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile, about 45 minutes before midnight Saturday.
The person killed was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His identity has not been revealed.
The other victims range in age from 17 to 57, police said, adding that they were transported to the hospital with injuries ranging from non-life-threatening to severe.
Mobile police could not immediately be reached.
The shooting occurred a few blocks from the main stage of the Moon Pie Over Mobile festival. The event continued with fireworks and a mooncake falling from a downtown building at midnight to mark the beginning of 2023.
The shooter and the person killed appeared to know each other, Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine told reporters near the scene.
“It would give some comfort to all of us downtown that this was not just a random shooting,” Prine said.