MPD searching for suspect in shooting of 12-year-old

Police say a man being chased by a dog opened fire, striking the boy and his dog
Published: Dec. 10, 2022 at 7:22 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 10, 2022 at 10:09 PM CST
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UPDATE: FOX 10 News spoke with the mother of the victim Sunday who says her son is in stable condition.

She says he was transferred to USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital and will be reevaluated this week.

She says doctors will determine at a later time if he will need surgery.

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A search is underway for a suspect who police say shot a 12-year-old in Mobile today.

It happened around 5 p.m. in the 1000 block of Garland Street, which is between Overlook Road and Zeigler Boulevard.

According to the Mobile Police Department, victim was taking the trash out when his small dog managed to escape the home. The boy ran down the street trying to get the dog back, but the dog began chasing an unknown male subject. After a short chase, the dog stopped and turned around back toward home. The subject then fired multiple shots, striking the dog and the boy, police said.

The suspect fled the scene, according to police.

The boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury, but the dog died from her injuries, authorities said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Mobile police.


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