MOBILE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Mobile Police Department is investigating a shooting incident at the Mobile County Democratic Party Headquarters. No one was injured.
Mobile County Democratic Party Chairman Napoleon Bracy said he got a call to come to the headquarters at approximately 11:45 a.m. The office is on Government Street. One bullet pierced the front windows of the party office and caused damage, but no one inside was hurt.
Police are investigating the situation now.
“I am definitely shaken and the volunteers who were here working on behalf of Democratic candidates are shaken,” said Bracy.
“Right now we don’t know the cause, but I will be heartbroken if we find out that this incident was politically motivated”, said Chairman Bracy. “Regardless of our political beliefs or which candidates we support, violence should never be an option in our politics.”
Bradley Davison, Alabama Democratic Party Executive Director, said he has urged county party leaders across the state to be alert.
“We don’t want to jump to conclusions until the police have more information. However, the safety of our volunteers and activists should be our top priority and I encourage you to alert the volunteers or staff maintaining your headquarters to keep their eyes and ears open,” Davidson said to county party chairs.