Police Report Man In Custody In Alabama Bar Shooting That Sent 17 To The Hospital

Police in Tuscaloosa, Alabama are reporting that they have one man in custody over the shooting at an Alabama bar, The Copper Top, where 17 people have been taken to local hospitals. The bar is about a mile from the University of Alabama, in which three students were also injured in the incident.

The suspect is a stocky white male, who is between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9, the chief said. It appeared from surveillance video that he walked up to the bar, stood outside for a few minutes looking for someone, then began shooting a military-style assault rifle, Anderson said.

There were about 80 to 90 people n the bar when the suspect opened fire according to witness accounts. Three people are still in critical condition according to hospital officials. 11 bullet casings have been recovered and police say they are not sure yet how many were hit directly and how many were hit by shrapnel and other debris.

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