Deadly Shooting Follows Alabama Peace Rally

Physinews Reports: Six people have been shot - one fatally -
after a peace rally in Alabama.
Gunfire erupted at around 8.25pm on
Sunday at Gate City in Georgia Road,
Birmingham, according to a report by news
website AL.com.


Police said up to 60 shots were fired, likely
from multiple guns.

Birmingham police spokesman Sergeant
Bryan Shelton said all of the victims were
innocent bystanders.

The five people who suffered gunshot
wounds - but survived - are not believed to
be in a critical condition.

The shootings took place around an hour
after the protest ended in the community's
Lewis Park.

Many residents remained outdoors after the
event.

"When the shooting started happening,
people started dispersing," said Sgt Shelton.

Residents described the chaos that ensued
as the bullets rang out.

Xavier Story was tidying up after his son's
1st birthday party. He told the news website:
"I ran and tried to grab all the kids and get
them inside."

The 23-year-old saw the victim, who later
died, collapse. "He had a pulse and we were
fanning him and telling him, 'they're coming,
they're coming'," he said.

Another resident described the shooting as
"the scariest thing ever in my life".

A mother-of-four, who had earlier attended
the anti-violence rally, said: "It was peaceful
like it was supposed to be.

"Everybody had a good time. I never would
have thought that this would happen."

Police are investigating the shooting, which
took place near to where a police chase
ended in a suspect being shot and wounded
by an officer three days earlier.