A little boy scared by gunfire was hit by a car today. The bullets were flying right next to George Hall Elementary in Maysville shortly after school dismissed.

Thankfully the boy's injuries were minor.

He heard shots being fired and like any kid would or any person would, he was trying to get out of the area and got bit by a vehicle. His injuries were minor at last report," said Corporal Laderrick DuBose with Mobile Police Department.

The shots were fired only feet away from the elementary school.

"They showed a lack of, no responsibility, no accountability," said Laderrick DuBose. "Around 3 pm this afternoon officers received a call of shots fired around the area of Belfast and Antwerp st."

Shortly after police responded to the incident, investigators said they were able to spot the car involved with the shots fired, which was later determined to be stolen.

"He (the officer) followed the vehicle, he didn't pursue it but he actually just followed behind it," DuBose explained. "Once he got other officers in the area, he turned his blue lights on, that's when the vehicle pulled up on the curb where you see it."

Detectives say several people got out of the car and ran in front of a home on Arlington Street. Police were able to catch one of them, who is a juvenile.

Police say they also found at least one handgun in the car. It's unclear if it was the gun that was fired.

"I don't know the reason behind why these persons in this vehicle did what they did so that's what we as officers are out here trying to at least be visible, be seen and try to deter a lot of this activity that's going on," he said.

Police are still looking for the other people who fled the vehicle. If you know them, turn them in.

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Toi Thornton is a Reporter. His Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism comes from Dillard University in 2014 and his Master's degree in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University in 2016. He previously worked as the Fox anchor in Lafayette, LA.

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