MOBILE, Alabama (AP) – Alabama police say a 19-year-old man was arrested in a shooting that injured five people near a stadium where a high school football game was being played.
Mobile Police said Jai Scott of Semmes, Ala., Was charged on Saturday with five counts of attempted murder, media reported. The motive for the shooting was not disclosed.
Police also issued a blurry photography of three people on the Mobile Police Department’s Facebook page on Saturday morning, describing them as people of interest in the case.
Police first said four people were shot dead on Friday evening. The shooting took place near the exit ramp of Ladd-Peebles Stadium, where Vigor and Williamson High Schools were playing, Mobile Police Chief Paul PrinWee told reporters.
A spokeswoman for the Mobile Police Department did not immediately respond to a phone call from The Associated Press on Sunday.
Gwendolyn Crawford said WPMI-TV that his son, Jakobe Morgan, was shot five times. She said one bullet hit her spine, affecting sensation on her left side, and another passed through a kidney.
Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson said, “The continuing trend of violence in our community, especially among young people, must end. I have no doubts that MPD will track down those responsible for last night’s shooting and hold them accountable for their unnecessary and senseless actions.