MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Dramatic video sent to WKRG News 5 from a viewer appears to show a shot fired outside a Mobile bank. The viewer tells News 5 she recorded the video at the Wells Fargo on Government and Pleasant Valley.
Some people who work around the area say the gunshot Wednesday morning is just the latest in a string of crimes in the area.
In the video, you can hear people who appear to be arguing. A man is standing near a black Dodge with at least one person inside. The man runs off-screen and you can hear what sounds like a single gunshot. After the apparent gunshot, the black Dodge in the video drives off, then you hear a woman yelling. It’s unclear exactly what they are saying.
The woman who sent us the video says she was concerned over the safety of others in the area at the time of the shooting.
“I just think it’s unfair to us as the public to have someone shooting for no apparent reason and [an] innocent person gets hurt or killed,” she tells News 5. It did not appear from the video that anyone was hit by the gunfire.
Christopher Ellsworth works across the street from the bank. He wasn’t at work at the time of the shooting Wednesday morning, but he says this isn’t the first time he’s heard gunshots around the area.
“Once a week,” said Ellsworth.
With the shooting Wednesday, Ellsworth says he’s still concerned.
“We work right out front here, so it’s bothersome. A lot of times when we hear them, we drop the door down and stay inside and kind of wait till things calm down, cops show up, this and that,” said Ellsworth.
Mobile police say a shot was fired Wednesday morning around 10:45. They say a man and woman met at the bank, so the man could pay the money he owed to her. The man withdrew money, and paid the woman, police say that is when the woman demanded the rest of the man’s money. He then ran and police say the woman fired one round at him. The woman left the scene.
Ellsworth says he hopes police continue to patrol around his shop.
“Truth be told, it’s just this area. Police have stepped up patrols in the area, but are still slow to respond,” said Ellsworth.
Full release from Mobile police:
On Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at approximately 10:45 a.m., the victim stated he met the female subject at Wells Fargo Bank, 2745 Government Blvd., to pay money owed to the subject. The victim entered the bank, withdrew the money and paid the subject. The subject demanded the rest of the victim’s money. When he ran from the subject on foot, the subject fired one round at him. The subject left the location in an unknown direction.Mobile Police
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