BREAKING: 7-year-old girl, teenage male shot in Downtown Mobile following Mardi Gras parade

Mobile County

UPDATE 4:35 AM:

MPD made an arrest in the case early Sunday morning.  Officials say the victims were a 17-year-old man and 7-year-old girl.  Both are recovering from what are described as non-life-threatening injuries. 

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) —

News 5 has learned an stolen gun was recovered during the investigation into the shooting of an 8-year-old girl and a man after Mardi Gras parades Saturday in Mobile. Stolen guns used in crimes is a major problem in Mobile. In fact Mobile Police recently made a public service announcement about the problem and asked WKRG to share the video which is airing on News 5. MPD is particularly concerned about guns left in cars and being stolen during Mardi Gras. Officer Sean Tuder was shot and killed with a stolen gun on January 20th. A Mobile teenager, Nia Savage, was also shot and killed with a gun stolen during Mardi Gras in 2017.

Video sent to us by viewer Britta Jones shows the terrifying moment multiple shots rang out in Downtown Mobile. Mobile Fire-Rescue confirms two people were shot downtown near Government Street. One of those victims was an 8-year-old girl. Steven Millhouse with Mobile Fire-Rescue says the girl was shot in the leg. She was taken to University Hospital. The second victim is a male in his late teens or early 20’s. He was allegedly shot in the arm. He was treated on the scene. 

Mobile Police tell us 4 to 5 people were detained. 

Original Story

Mobile Fire-Rescue tells News 5 at least two people have been shot near a McDonald’s on Government Street and Washington Street in downtown. Mobile Fire-Rescue tells us Mobile Police are on the scene and investigating. Injuries are not known at this time. 

News 5 is working to find out more information. 

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