As of 11 a.m. on Wednesday, a 7-year-old is in surgery at the University of South Alabama Medical Center after a shooting on Wealthy Street was reported Wednesday morning, said a Mobile [AL] Police Department spokeswoman.
Around 9:30 a.m., officers were called to a reported shooting at a home on Wealthy Street, said MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains. At least two people, including at least one juvenile, were inside the home when the shooting is believed to have taken place. Both witnesses were transported for questioning, although Rains said they were not being treated as suspects in the case.
Rains said the 7-year-old boy is suffering from at least one life-threatening gunshot wound. She could not specify where on his body the child was shot or elaborate on the circumstances leading to the shooting.
Just another example of the myriad ways in which a nation littered with firearms keeps everyone so damned safe.
New South African 24-hour news channel provides full time coverage of a single trial.
Associated Press: A cable TV channel devoted to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial went on air in South Africa on Sunday night showing footage of the blonde model the world-famous athlete shot dead at his home a year ago. The video includes footage of her playing with dolphins.
The 24-hour channel began broadcasting just over 12 hours before Pistorius is expected in court for the start of his trial.
Dedicated completely to the trial, some of its early programming focused on the life of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the model and reality TV star Pistorius killed on Valentine’s Day last year when he fired shots through a toilet door at his house. In one video taken by security camera, a smiling Steenkamp is seen arriving at the gated community where Pistorius lived just hours before she was killed. There was also video of her swimming with dolphins while shooting a reality TV show for South African television. At one point, two dolphins tap their snouts on her cheeks.
As Pistorius’ trial starts on Monday, live television pictures and a live audio feed will be broadcast from the courtroom at North Gauteng High Court in the South African capital, Pretoria, after permission was granted by a judge. Pistorius’ lawyers opposed the applications to broadcast the trial on television and radio.
The channel, called “The Oscar Pistorius Trial - A Carte Blanche channel” is on South Africa’s most popular cable TV network which is one of the three broadcasters which asked the judge to allow live coverage of the trial. Three remote-controlled cameras have been installed in the courtroom.
Wow. And I thought we had a “sensationalized trial of the month” problem. Nancy Grace must be green with envy right now.
A man involved in a car crash in St. Louis County is dead after he began shooting at officers trying to save two women from the fiery wreckage, police say.
A police officer from the St. John Police Department was hit once, but his bulletproof vest saved him, police say. His injuries were not life-threatening.
Police returned fire. The suspect is dead, but police couldn’t immediately say if the man died of gunshot wounds, the fire or injuries suffered in the crash. The dead man’s name hasn’t been released.