UPDATE: Mobile Police say two Tuesday night shootings are related

Mobile County

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — UPDATE (6/30/2021 1:39 PM) — Mobile police says two of the shootings from Tuesday night are related.

According to Mobile police, several people were hanging out at Williams Street last night, when a man walked up. James Walters reportedly got into an argument with the man, saying he could not be there. Police say Walters got a gun and the other man shot him in self-defense. As he shot Walters, police say one of the girls there got shot. She is still in critical condition.

Police say he called 911 and left the scene. Police say the boyfriend of one of the girls at Williams Street then went to find the man. Police say he went to Florida Street, kicked in the door and shot 74-year-old James Jones. Police say he went to the wrong residence on Florida Street.

The Mobile Police Department says they are now looking for 28-year-old Deangelo Merrill, he is a person of interest in the Florida Street shooting. If you have any information, you’re asked to call the Mobile Police Department at 251-208-7211.

Deangelo Merrill, Courtesy: Mobile Metro Jail

UPDATE (6/30/2021 10:56 AM) — Mobile police say a shooting on Florida Street Tuesday night is now a homicide investigation.

MPD says James Jones, 74, was shot and taken to the hospital where he died.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Mobile Police Department at 208-7211.

MPD says another man died in an overnight shooting.

Mobile police say there is no report of anyone shot on San Marino Drive.

ORIGINAL STORY (5:08 AM) — Five shootings were reported in just a five-hour span in Mobile County.

According to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office’s neighborhood crime map, shootings were reported to law enforcement between late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning at the following locations:

10:22 p.m. — 651 Azalea Road

10:39 p.m. — 506 Williams Street

11:33 p.m. — 351 Elm Street

2:29 a.m. — 6944 San Marino Drive

WKRG News 5 was also on the scene at a fifth location around midnight at 2602 South Florida Street, which is not listed on the crime map.

At the scene of the Williams Street shooting, we were told two adults were taken to the hospital. No other information has been released regarding injuries in the other reported shootings.

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