Mobile, Alabama – A 19-year-old victim was tragically killed in a shooting on New Year’s Day, marking the first homicide of 2024 in downtown Mobile. The victim has been identified as Marcus Kennedy Jr. The incident occurred just minutes after midnight, leaving family members devastated and pleading for justice for their lost loved one.
This shooting comes as the second deadly incident during Mobile’s New Year’s celebration, prompting widespread concern and weariness towards the violence in the area. Mayor Sandy Stimpson expressed disappointment in the recent surge of violence, while Police Chief Prine revealed that they have a person of interest but no suspect in custody.
The community is shaken by these successive violent events, with many expressing their fatigue and concern about the safety of downtown Mobile during the holidays. As the investigation continues, authorities are calling on anyone with information about the shooting to come forward and assist the Mobile Police.
The tragic loss of Marcus Kennedy Jr. has left deep sorrow in the hearts of his family and the wider Mobile community. As efforts to apprehend the perpetrator unfold, the impact of this New Year’s Day shooting raises alarm and underscores the urgent need for justice and peace in downtown Mobile.