UPDATE (6:28 p.m. 10/16/21): Mayor Sandy Stimpson released a statement in regards to the shooting Ladd-Peebles.

“The continuing trend of violence in our community, especially among young people, must stop. I am confident MPD will track down those responsible for last night’s shooting and hold them accountable for their unnecessary and senseless actions. Our thoughts and prayers are those injured in this thoughtless act of violence as well as the families and students whose night was disrupted by it. 

We are utilizing all the resources of the Gulf Coast Technology Center, which is comprised of 42 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, to ensure the security at future high school football games at Ladd-Peeples Stadium. I have charged the Mobile Police Department and the officers of the GCTC with assessing current security protocols at Ladd and where they failed. They will also be looking into what immediate steps need to be taken to improve stadium security and the long term solutions needed to prevent individuals from bringing weapons into these kinds of events. We will remain in close contact with the Mobile County School System and Superintendent Chresal Threadgill throughout this process.” 

Mayor Sandy Stimpson, Mayor of Mobile

Original story

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The mother of one of the victims of the shooting at the Williamson-Vigor game at Ladd-Peebles stadium says her son is traumatized after he was shot five times.

Gwendolyn Crawford tells WKRG News 5 her son, Jakobe Morgan, was shot at the football stadium Friday night. She tells us he is losing the feeling in his left side, and one of the bullets went through his kidney.

Crawford has also been updating her sons’ progress on her Facebook. She says her son was shot five times and has been transported to the hospital in Pensacola, and that he is traumatized by the experience.

Crawford says she is in shock and mentally drained.

One of Gwendolyn’s other sons, Ty’Corey Crawford, was shot and killed at his home in March 2019. Ty’Corey was a senior at Williamson High School and was about to graduate, with plans to go to college on a scholarship before he was killed.

Morgan was one of four people shot at Ladd-Peebles stadium, at least two of them are minors. One has life-threatening injuries.

WKRG News 5 was at USA University Hospital last night after the shooting, where a crowd of people gathered outside the front doors as police continued their investigation.

The Mobile County Public School System released a statement in regards to the shooting at Ladd-Peebles.

“Our thoughts are with the victims of Friday night’s shooting. This is something that should never happen at a high school football game. We are investigating along with the Mobile Police Department and will make whatever changes are necessary to our safety protocols. MPD has released a photograph of the suspects. We encourage anyone who has any information to help solve this crime to call the police at (215) 208-7211.”

Mobile County Public School System

Mobile police released a surveillance photo Saturday, asking for help identifying these persons of interest in the case.

If you have any information on the shooting or the persons of interest, you are urged to call the police at (215) 208-7211.