Suspect in custody after shooting at Alabama bar, police say
Surveillance video from outside the bar shows a man carrying a gun as he walks through a parking lot.
July 17th, 2012
01:05 PM ET

Suspect in custody after shooting at Alabama bar, police say

[Updated at 1:04 p.m. ET] A suspect is in custody in connection with a shooting at a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, bar early Tuesday, Tuscaloosa police said on Twitter.

[Posted at 12:00 a.m. ET] Multiple people were shot early Tuesday at a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, bar, and a suspect remains at large, Police Chief Steve Anderson said at a news conference.

The suspect is a stocky white male, who is between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9, the chief said. It appeared from surveillance video that he walked up to the bar, stood outside for a few minutes looking for someone, then began shooting a military-style assault rifle, Anderson said.

Tuscaloosa police Sgt. Brent Blankley told CNN 17 people were admitted to DCH hospital with injuries related to the shooting. Anderson could not confirm how many of those admitted were shot and how many were injured by shrapnel or flying objects. Of those hurt, he said, one was "extremely critical," and three others were in critical condition.

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  1. Accurate

    No reason anyone should own an AK.

    July 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. LotusGirl

    Thank-you Jason, for breathing a a few p/si of common sense into this coversation. I grew up in the backwoods, hunting and shooting for sport. I weigh 125 lbs and I can handle a 30 alt. 6 with minimal shoulder bruising, but I still support gun control! Not everyone is a responsible gun owner and putting more guns in more hands creates more mishaps. We need stricter backgound screening, longer probationary periods, and psychological evaluations.

    July 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I agree with you, LotusGirl, but that doesn't do zip for the guns held by criminals that do not own legal weaponry; who needs an AK47 for hunting/protection?

      July 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jose' Manuel Rodriguez

    He looks like one of those democrats to me. Probably an obamo supporter. Most of your criminal element are obamo supporters.

    July 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Wow.
      You can tell all that from a picture of some guy walking away?

      July 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lee Fong Lumberyard (R-Ohio)"SALE: AK47's starting at $799 FREE SniperScope"

    Dey see man wit a gun, just standing dare. Y not appiehend?

    July 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jose' Manuel Rodriguez

    Definitly a democrat. Notice the long hair in the photo. Surely a jobless loser democrat living off of us that actually work and pay taxes. He looks like an obamo supporter all the way.

    July 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
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