Shooting in Gulf Shores leaves 1 hurt, 1 in custody

Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 9:39 PM CDT
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GULF SHORES, Ala. (WALA) - One person was hurt and a suspect is in custody after a shooting Monday night at Gulf Place in Gulf Shores. That’s just outside The Hangout.

According to the Gulf Shores Police Department, police received a call at 8:51 p.m. about a fight breaking out at the 100 block of Gulf Shores Parkway. The report indicated one suspect had a gun and shots had been fired.

Officers said they located one juvenile male victim suffering from multiple gunshots wounds and a 21-year-old suspect a short distance away. Police took the suspect into custody.

Officials said the shooting occurred during a physical altercation between several individuals and that the parties involved appear to be a mixture of juveniles and adults.

Gulf Shores police on Monday identified the suspect as Rafiq Sh’mare Joel Bradley of Fairhope.

Rafiq Sh’mare Joel Bradley
Rafiq Sh’mare Joel Bradley(Gulf Shores Police Department)

Bradley is being charged with attempted murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling, disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment.

The victim was released from the hospital early Monday morning after being treated for his injuries.

Two additional adults and one juvenile have been charged with disorderly conduct stemming from the altercation, police said. Detectives are actively investigating this incident and additional charges may come at a later time, according to the police department.