MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — UPDATE ( 7:19 PM) — Mobile Police confirm to WKRG News 5 that a man was shot on Barbara Drive.
MPD says the victim got in a fight with another man when the suspect pulled out a gun and shot him.
“I really thought it was fireworks because we were hearing fireworks and then we heard ‘pop…pop… pop’ and I told my friend that’s not fireworks that’s a gun,” said a witness who did not want to give his identity but wanted to explain to us what happened Thursday evening.
The victim was transported to a local hospital, he is expected to be OK. The suspect fled before police arrived.
“We saw the guy beating the guy down on the ground and he shot him two times, he shot him about six times. He got in his car and let. Of course, we got the tag description and went to assist the guy on the ground. He had two shots in his leg. One in his upper thigh and one in his knee,” the witness said.
The witness tells News 5’s Amber Grigley the shooting was a bitter-sweet situation. He said he hates to even have to deal with gun violence in the community but is glad that he was able to assist the victim until help arrived.
“Where are the guns coming from. Are they just flooding our neighborhoods? I know something needs to be done about it,” said a witness.
ORIGINAL STORY (5:25 PM) Mobile police responded to a shooting on Barbara Drive off Summerville Street at about 5 p.m. Thursday, according to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office crime map.
WKRG News 5 is working to get more details.