Man and 2-year-old child die in drive-by shooting in Tuscaloosa

Authorities say they are looking for three people after someone in a vehicle pulled up to a house in Tuscaloosa and opened fire, killing a man and a 2-year-old child

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Someone in a vehicle pulled up outside a home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and opened fire with a rifle, killing a man and a 2-year-old child, authorities said Monday.

Police were looking for three people who may have been present during the murder of Marcus Winston, 25, and Young Sunday afternoon, said Capt. Jack Kennedy of the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. But no charges have been filed and the three may or may not be suspects, he told a news conference.

Authorities have not released a possible motive or the name of the child, who Kennedy said was not related to Winston. They said at least one gun was used in the shooting.

Earlier, in a statement shared on social media, Mayor Walt Maddox referenced unnamed suspects in the shooting and said they are “not new” to Tuscaloosa police.

“The fact that the suspects are known speaks to our state’s broken criminal justice system,” Maddox said.

Authorities have not released many details about the shooting, which occurred at a residence next to a park. The shots came from a white four-door vehicle that witnesses identified as both a car and a small sport utility vehicle with several people inside, Kennedy said.

“We had a vehicle drive by and fire multiple times into the front yard of the residence, hitting two people who were outside,” he said.

Winston died at the scene and the child later died in a hospital.

Maddox said based on his experiences, someone knew a drive-by shooting could happen. “Our humanity must compel us to do everything in our power to save lives,” he said.

ABC News

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