Resident shot after confronting car burglar, says City of Mobile

Mobile County

UPDATE: (11:43 a.m.) — The City of Mobile confirmed details about Monday morning’s shooting incident on Bristol Court.

Police were dispatched at about 6 a.m. to the 1100 block of Bristol Court, according to a Mobile public affairs official.

Officers found a 42-year-old male shooting victim with a “non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the knee.”

“The victim saw the suspect unlawfully rummaging through his vehicle,” Charlette Solis wrote in an email. “The victim confronted the suspect. The suspect shot the victim.”

Police are investigating several vehicle burglaries from the area, according to the email.

Original story

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A reported shooting in Mobile has a local school on lockdown as police remain in the area.

Neighbors on Bristol Court in the Springhill community said they heard gunshots around 6 a.m.

Neighbors told WKRG News 5 that a homeowner confronted a suspect allegedly breaking into cars in the community.

Neighbors said the suspect shot the homeowner in the leg.

In a message to parents, the St. Ignatius Parish School said it was in contact with Mobile Police. That message confirms a suspect was breaking into cars and shot a resident after being confronted.

The homeowner was taken to the hospital, according to witnesses.

Mobile Police has yet to comment on the incident.

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