17 Hurt in Ala. Bar Shooting

Gunman still at large in Tuscaloosa
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2012 7:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – A gunman was still at large early today after a shooting in Alabama that wounded at least 17 people. Standing outside the Copper Top bar, the shooter began firing inside around 1am, says a witness. "We were all just shooting pool and hanging out," he tells the Tuscaloosa News. "The first gunshot took place, then about 20 seconds later then that's when he really started firing them off. After that everyone really scattered." There were trails of blood in the surrounding area, adds another witness.

No word on any possible motive, but a source says the events leading up to the shooting may have happened in a nearby neighborhood and continued into Temerson Square, where the bar is located. One victim is in critical condition and three are in serious condition, WBRC reports.

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