WATCH: Harrowing Video Shows Shooting in Downtown Tuscaloosa
A video shot by a West Alabama man is going viral after he filmed and shared a Saturday morning shooting in downtown Tuscaloosa's Temerson Square that injured at least five people.
The man who shot the video told the Tuscaloosa Thread he was in the Druid City late Friday night, visiting bars as he does almost every weekend. He asked not to be identified by name.
The witness, who was outside Tavern 1831, said he saw a fight break out near Roxy's Nightclub a few doors down, and when someone ran away from the melee to get something out of a nearby car, he decided to start filming.
"A guy ran out to a car in the street and pulled out a gun," he said Saturday afternoon. "I'm just glad I didn't get shot."
The video footage, which the witness shared on Snapchat, has since been uploaded to Facebook, where thousands of people have watched and shared the chilling scene as at least one person fires dozens of shots toward the downtown establishments.
The multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit is still investigating the shooting, and its commander Captain Jack Kennedy said several suspects were taken into custody in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, although no charges had been formally filed as of 2:30 Saturday afternoon.
Watch the full video below, shared here with permission from the man who filmed it, and stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for more information on the shooting as it becomes available.
The footage contains content some readers may find disturbing. View discretion is advised.