3 Dead, 15 Wounded as Celebration Turns Deadly

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 the result of a gunfight that erupted amidst the crowd of approximately 1,000 attendees.

Eyewitness accounts suggest that the event was initially peaceful, but an argument escalated into a shooting incident. An unidentified individual reportedly fired multiple rounds into the crowd, causing panic and chaos. Authorities believe there may have been additional shooters involved and are actively pursuing leads.

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 a statement to WALA-TV. The Sheriff’s office is urging the public to assist in their ongoing investigation, emphasizing the need for community cooperation to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Despite the severity of the incident, no arrests have been made as of yet. The Sheriff’s office reiterated the importance of witness cooperation in their efforts to apprehend and successfully prosecute those responsible for the violence.

The small town of Stockton, where the shooting took place, is home to around 400 residents and is located approximately 30 miles northeast of Mobile, Alabama. This tragic event has undoubtedly shaken the tight-knit community, leaving many to mourn the loss of life and grapple with the aftermath of such a violent incident.