3 Dead, 15 Wounded as Gunfire Erupts at Celebration

A violent outbreak at a large May Day gathering in Stockton, Alabama, resulted in three fatalities and at least 15 injuries, according to local authorities. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office reported that the incident, which occurred late Saturday, was likely a result of a gunfight that erupted amidst the crowd of approximately 1,000 attendees.

Witnesses at the scene recounted that the event was initially peaceful until a dispute escalated into gunfire. An individual, or possibly multiple individuals, began firing rounds into the crowd, causing panic and chaos. Authorities are currently investigating the possibility of multiple shooters involved in the incident.

Among the 18 people shot, three tragically lost their lives due to their injuries. The majority of the victims were described as “younger people” by Captain Andre Reid in an interview with WALA-TV. The Sheriff’s office emphasized the gravity of the incident, acknowledging its impact on the local community.

The Sheriff’s office is actively working on the case, seeking to bring it to a resolution. However, they stressed the need for assistance from the public, particularly from those who witnessed the incident. They stated that successful arrests and prosecution of the offenders would be challenging without the help of the community.

Despite the ongoing investigation, no arrests have been made so far. The department reiterated its call for help from witnesses, emphasizing that their cooperation is crucial for successful arrests and prosecution.

Stockton, the small town where the shooting took place, is home to around 400 residents and is located approximately 30 miles northeast of Mobile, Alabama. The shocking incident has undoubtedly left a significant impact on this tight-knit community.