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1 dead, 9 hurt in Alabama shooting near New Year’s Eve party

A 24-year-old man was killed in the shooting, which police do not believe was random, and nine other people s ages 17-57 sustained non-life-threatening to severe injuries.
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MOBILE, Ala. — A 24-year-old man was killed and nine other people were hurt in a shooting a few blocks from where thousands were in the streets for a New Year’s Eve party in downtown Mobile, Alabama, police said in a statement.

TV news video showed police officers running and on horseback rushing to the area in the 200 block of Dauphin Street about 45 minutes before midnight Saturday.

The man who was killed was pronounced dead on the scene, police said. His identity has not been released.

The other victims, ages 17-57, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening to severe injuries, police said,

Mobile police could not immediately be reached for comment.

The shooting happened a few blocks from the main stage of the Moon Pie Over Mobile festival. The event continued with fireworks and a moon pie dropping from a downtown building at midnight to mark the start of 2023.

The shooter and the person who was killed appeared to know each other, 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.

Police on horseback respond to the scene of a shooting in Mobile, Ala., on Dec. 31, 2022.
Police on horseback respond to the scene of a shooting in Mobile, Ala., on Saturday.WPMI