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World News | United States: One dead, nine wounded in shooting in Alabama

World News | United States: One dead, nine wounded in shooting in Alabama

washington [US]BEIJING, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) — One person was killed and nine others were injured in a shooting incident Saturday night local time in Mobile, Alabama, USA. CNN, citing WPMI, said the incident happened a few blocks away from where people had gathered to celebrate the city’s New Year’s Eve.

CNN quoted a WPMI report as saying police were alerted to a shooting in the 200 block of Dauphin Street at 11:15 p.m. local time. According to Prine, police arrived and found one dead and several others injured.

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Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine said the injured victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to news reports. However, there is no information on the extent of their injuries. So far, no one has been arrested and it is not known what the motive was for the shooting in the Mobile, Alabama area.

Meanwhile, three NYPD officers were shot by a machete-wielding man in an unprovoked attack near Times Square on Saturday (local time), CNN quoted the NYPD chief as saying. All three officers are in stable condition.

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CNN quoted Commissioner Keechant Sewell as saying the incident occurred at 10 p.m. (local time) Saturday at West 52nd Street and 8th Avenue outside the New Year’s Eve security checkpoint in Times Square.

According to Keechant Sewell, a recent police academy graduate suffered a fractured skull and a large laceration to the head. Another officer, an eight-year veteran, suffered lacerations, the commissioner said.

The commissioner further said the suspect, identified as a 19-year-old man, approached a police officer and attempted to strike him in the head with a machete, CNN reported. The suspect then attacked two more officers, one of whom shot the suspect in the shoulder. The suspect is being treated for injuries, Sewell said. (Arnie)

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