Mobile police investigate 5 shootings after violent weekend

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Mobile police confirm five shootings across the city in just a little more than 24 hours over the holiday weekend.

In total, two people were killed and 10 others hurt during the violent weekend.

“Yeah, it needs to stop,” said Carl Nettles, who heard the gunshots from the shooting on Tuttle Avenue.

“It’s just really sad what’s going on,” said Reginald Gage, a Mobile resident.

The first shooting, on Friday night, happened on Dauphin Island Parkway. Two people were killed, three others hurt. It happened around 9:30. 

Not long after that shooting, another person was seriously hurt when he was shot while allegedly breaking into a home on Lucille Street.

Then, Saturday late afternoon, police responded to the Crossings at Pinebrook apartment complex on Azalea Road, where a man had been shot in the arm.

About two hours after that shooting, Mobile police rushed to Tuttle Avenue. The victim told police someone tried to rob him, and in the process, he was shot in the leg. 

Finally, Saturday night, 26 hours after the deadly shooting on Friday night, three people were shot outside a home on Barker Drive West. According to police, they were inside of a car outside the home, when another car drove past, firing shots at them. The three are expected to be ok.

“That’s really sad. Because I believe most of the violence is coming from kids and stolen guns,” said Gage.

Gage was shocked when we told him the number of shootings that happened over the weekend. He says something needs to be done. “These kids that don’t have pistol permits, they need to stop it. and actually, just stop the violence,” said Gage.

He tells News 5 his own gun was stolen from his car more than a year ago. He has a permit, and worries about what could happen with his gun.

“I hope that whoever has it will get caught with it, and I hope nothing comes bad of it,” said Gage.

He hopes there will be a change. “If the parents aren’t monitoring the kids, that’s where the violence starts,” he said.

Most of the victims in the weekends’ shootings are expected to be ok. Police are still searching for some of the suspects. 

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