Posted on June 26, 2024

13 Injured in Montgomery Mass Shooting

Brad Harper et al., Montgomery Advertiser, June 23, 2024

A hail of gunfire erupted in a crowd of about 1,000 people early Sunday morning at what authorities describe as an unpermitted street party in Montgomery’s North Pass neighborhood. When it was over, hundreds of rounds had been fired, at least nine people were shot and at least four others were injured in the chaos.

Law enforcement recovered more than 350 spent rounds from high-powered rifles and handguns at the scene, Acting Police Chief John Hall said Sunday afternoon in a news conference. As of Sunday evening, no deaths had been linked to the shooting. All of shooting victims had injuries that authorities described as not life-threatening. Three people were injured when they were struck by vehicles leaving the area and one woman was injured by broken glass, police say.

Footage posted to social media showed at least one shot being fired into the air, then an eruption of shooting from multiple types of weapons that lasted about two minutes as crowds ran and people took cover. Rapid semi-automatic gunfire can be heard, and several strings of apparent automatic gunfire can be heard.