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A Baby, Three Teenagers Shot At Alabama's Easter Carnival

Travelers Today       By    Jestan Dale Mendame

Updated: Apr 17, 2017 06:50 AM EDT

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Four people were injured at the Cathedral of the Cross A.O.H Church of God located at Center Point Parkway around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night. The injured parties included three teenagers and a 1-year-old baby.

According to AL, the shooting happened during the 10th Annual Spring Carnival Extravaganza. An approximated 900 individuals were present at that time with 800 people inside and 100 of them were waiting in line.

Initially, the released news talked about mass casualties that involved three active shooters. Randy Christian, Chief Deputy, stated that there were no life-threatening injuries, however, the reason behind the gunfire and the number of people shooting are yet to be known.

The first responders arrived around 9:32 p.m. Approximately 60 Birmingham police and Jefferson County deputies with 35 firefighters responded to the scene. Chief West said that they were trained for mass casualties and the response went well. The three teenage victims were transported to UAB Hospital's Trauma Center while the baby was sent to The Children's Hospital of Alabama.

According to ABC News, other casualties included a pregnant woman who was knocked off during the commotion and was also taken to the hospital. A 10-year-old child was also missing but was later found. Felicia Stubbs who attended the event with her children shared her experience during the shooting. She said that everyone was running and they either have to jump the fence or get shot.

Center Point Mayor noted that they never had an incident like that in the last 15 years of the city's festival. A local also questioned how the guns were allowed to enter in that event and shoot on church grounds.

The sheriff's office has taken five people who were placed into custody for questioning. They were said to be individuals of interest that police are talking to. The investigation is headed by the Jefferson County Sheriff's office and is still ongoing.

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