UPDATE: Police have a suspect in custody. They say the man turned himself in to Jasper Police. Here is more information.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuscaloosa Police urge citizens to call in any tips they have about a man who shot inside a bar Monday night, injuring 17 people.
Police Chief Steven Anderson said his department has received several tips already, and encouraged people to call in more as they hunt down the suspect.
The suspect is a white male, 5’7″ to 5’9″, and carried a military-style assault weapon.
If you have any information on the shooter, please call Tuscaloosa Police at (205) 349-2121 or Crimestoppers at (205) 752-STOP.
Of the 17 people taken to DCH Hospital, one person is in “very critical” condition and three others are in critical condition, according to Anderson.
Anderson said approximately 11 shots were fired. However, it’s unclear how many of the 17 people were wounded by gunfire.
Three students were injured, but two were treated and released from the hospital, and one is being held for observation.
The shooting happened at the Copper Top, which is downtown on 4th Street in an area known as Temerson Square. It is about a mile from the University of Alabama campus, and is a popular hangout for college students.