Prattville Police On Manhunt After Drive-By Shooting

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By Catalina Trivino

CBS 8 is taking action against crime in Prattville, where a drive-by shooting has police on a manhunt for the shooters. We talk exclusively to witnesses who say they saw it all happen...

 
Toya Howard and her daughter Danielle McCall are taking it all in after witnessing a drive-by shooting and thinking they would be the next ones shot.
 
McCall says she saw four people shooting from inside a car in her neighborhood on Jones Street,  Highland Court Apartments.
 
"They came through this way and then they went all the way down to the corner and they were fixing to keep going and then they stopped," Said McCall. "And they saw him and they started shooting and they came back around and came right here in front of my momma's car and they started shooting again."
 
McCall says she was inside her mom's car listening to music as the shooting was happening. That's when her mother ran out the door.
 
"It was four boys in a brown saturn and it was about right here to my car and I was running out the house to save my daughter because they were shooting at another young boy," Said Howard.
 
Police say they're now searching for possibly four people of interest who they believe tried to shoot another person in the neighborhood. They say that person was not hurt. McCall says the shooting was too close for comfort and she thought she was next...
 
"It was like not even a block away from me. I could've been shot or anything," Said McCall.
 
"And the only thing I know is I was screaming for my daughter," Said Howard.
 
An emotional moment that happened so quickly, McCall says she froze... thinking of her baby.
 
"I was thinking, like, my momma couldve lost her daughter and her first grandchild and stuff and my sister could've lost her first nephew," Said McCall.
 
Until the shooters are caught, neighbors say the worries won't go away.
 
The shooting also caused Prattville Junior High School to be put on lock-down.
 
Prattville Police Chief, Mark Thompson, says the search will continue through the night. He says the suspects be from the area.
 
If you have any information about this incident, you're asked to call Prattville Police at 595-0208.
 
Alabama News Network will update this report as more information develops.




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