The Hoover Police Department had initially identified a gunman in the Riverchase Galleria mall shooting but has issued a correction to suggest the suspect who fired the shots may still be at large.
On November 23, Breitbart News reported that police described an altercation between an 18-year-old and a 21-year-old in the mall. At that time, police indicated that the 21-year-old opened fire, wounding the 18-year-old and a 12-year-old girl.
The 21-year-old was identified as Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., and he was reportedly shot and killed by a Hoover Police officer.
Hours later, the Hoover police issued a release correcting the record, suggesting that although Bradford “was fleeing the shooting scene while brandishing a handgun … he likely did not fire the rounds that injured the 18-year-old victim”:
— Hoover Police Dept (@HooverPD) November 24, 2018
ABC News quoted Hoover Police saying, “Investigators now believe that more than two individuals were involved in the initial altercation. This information indicates that there is at least one gunman still at-large, who could be responsible for the shooting of the 18-year-old male and 12-year-old female.”
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