UPDATE (3:38 p.m.): Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine has given WKRG News 5 more details regarding the shooting that left a 6-year-old in the hospital.
Prine said officers were called to the Summer Place Apartments for a report of a child that had been shot. Officers arrived on the scene and found that the child had been shot at least three times. That child was rushed to the hospital and was immediately taken into surgery. The child is currently in critical but stable condition.
“On behalf of this child, the Mobile Police Department is going to throw every resource it can to bring the shooter or shooters to justice,” Prine said.
Prine said there is a possibility there are more than one shooter.
“It would behoove you to turn yourself in, and you need to do it expeditiously, like today,” Prine said, speaking to those involved “This child is clinging for his life, and we are not going to stop short of bringing the perpetrators to justice.”
Prine said the attack was not random, however, officers do not believe the 6-year-old was the intended target.
“I’m sick and tired of our children and our community being the victims of what I consider to be complete nonsense,” said Prine.
Prine said this is a fluid investigation. He said the police department does not yet know if the incident is gang or drug related.
“It would behoove you to turn yourself in, and you need to do it expeditiously, like today,” Chief Prine said, speaking to those involved,” Chief Prine said, speaking of those involved. “This child is clinging for his life, and we are not going to stop short of bringing the perpetrators to justice.”
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A 6-year-old is in stable condition after he was shot at an apartment complex Tuesday morning, according to officials with the Mobile Police Department.
Officers were called to Summer Place Apartments at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday for a report of a child with multiple gunshot wounds. The boy was taken to the hospital and is undergoing surgery while officials continue to investigate.
WKRG News 5 has a crew on the scene and is working to gather more information. We will update this story when that information becomes available.