11-year-old boy shot and killed in Mobile

Published: May. 30, 2022 at 8:58 PM CDT|Updated: May. 30, 2022 at 10:19 PM CDT
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UPDATE: May 31, 2:15 p.m. : Mobile police said they arrested the man who shot and killed an 11-year-old boy on Monday.

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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile Police said an 11-year-old boy was shot and killed on Monday.

Officers were called to Duval Street around 7:45 p.m. after getting a report of an assault in the RV Taylor Plaza housing community.

When they arrived, police found the child suffering from a gunshot wound. Police said the boy died from the injuries.

On Tuesday the Mobile Housing Authority released the following statement:

“Our hearts are heavy this morning following the death of an 11-year-old resident at RV Taylor Plaza. According to MPD, the child was shot and killed Monday evening inside his own home. Three vehicles were also struck by bullets. The Mobile Housing Authority is saddened and angered by this tragedy. No child should have to go through this. Children should be safe inside their homes and not met with gunfire. Gun violence in our communities must stop! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”

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