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21 People Shot Outside Of Alabama Bar

Five of 17 people injured during a mass shooting at the Copper Top, a downtown bar, early Tuesday morning remain hospitalized.

One was in critical condition, another was in serious condition and

three were in fair condition, DCH Regional Medical Center spokesman

Brad Fisher said at 8:30 a.m.

Twelve had been treated and released. All the victims are in their 20s and 30s, Fisher said.

Crime scene investigators still had the downtown block near 23rd

Street and Fourth Avenue closed as they collected and photographed

evidence Tuesday morning.

A press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. this morning at the Tuscaloosa Police Department (Follow the press conference live on Twitter at tnews_steph).

Video of the alleged shooter has been posted on TPD’s Facebook page, showing a man walking along the east side of the Copper Top building carrying an assault rifle at his right side.

No deaths had been reported and the gunman had not been apprehended, according to a source close to the investigation. The source said the events leading up to the bloodshed may have started in Northport and continued into the area of Fourth Street and 23rd Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa.

The gunman fired into the Copper Top bar, which sits on the corner of Fourth Street and 23rd Avenue. The damage appeared to be confined to Copper Top.

Hopefully the shooter is caught and those injured recover. That said, we never thought we’d see the day a when a white man shoots up a bar, usually that type of behavior comes from ignorant ninjas.

Image via TuscaloosaNews



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