Prichard police are investigating a double shooting off the 700 block of St. Stephens Road. Both men were rushed to USA Medical Centers for treatment. However, one of the victims was saved by a person driving by. Prichard Police say this man, who doesn’t want to be identified, is a hero. The hero told News 5, “He just ran up to my car, shot, I let him in and drove him straight to the hospital.”
News 5 asked, “Was he bleeding real bad?” The hero said, ” He was bleeding real bad. He got blood all over my car.” Not only was there blood all over the inside of his car, but when he arrived at ER, his overheated car caught fire. The hero told New 5, “It just caught on fire as soon as I got here, I just drove so fast I mean, I guess the engine couldn’t handle the pressure you know. I just got my car fixed today.”
Prichard police say if it wasn’t for the good samartain the shooting victim may have died. The hero responded, “I hope I saved his life. I pray I saved this guys life.”
No arrests have been made nor is anyone charged yet. Prichard police are currently questioning both shooting suspects under treatment at USA Medical Center.
UPDATE 6:37 PM PRESS RELEASE FROM PRICHARD PD:
April 9, 2018-On Monday, April 9, 2018 at approximately 1647 hrs., Prichard officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of 702 St Stephens Rd. Detectives responded to USA Women’s & Children’s Hospital in reference to a black male subject suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers were also informed of another male victim at USA Hospital in connection to being shot at this same location.
Both victims are from Mobile and are being treated at USA Hospital. At this time, there is no motive or suspects. The investigation is pending.
If you have any information concerning this incident, please contact Prichard Police Department at 251-452-2211.
A man tells News 5 a car fire at USA Children’s and Women’s started because he was rushing to save a neighbor’s life. He was driving so fast, his car got overheated and caught fire.
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The man tells News 5 he was driving in Prichard when the victim came rushing up to his car, gushing blood. The man told the good Samaritan that he’d been shot. The good Samaritan does not want to be identified. He told Jason Carter that the man was bleeding all over his car. He drove as quickly as he could to the only emergency room he knew to get to. He picked the man up out of his car and carried him into the ER.
Police say that without his quick actions the shooting victim would have died, but they believe he’s going to make it.
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