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Bridge Street shooting suspect charged with first-degree assault

Monaco following shooting (Source: Haley Moore) Monaco following shooting (Source: Haley Moore)
Police on the scene at Bridge Street (Source: WAFF) Police on the scene at Bridge Street (Source: WAFF)
Police gathered where victim was shot (Source: Haley Moore) Police gathered where victim was shot (Source: Haley Moore)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A teenager is in custody and charged as a juvenile with first-degree assault following a Saturday night shooting at Bridge Street Shopping Centre in Huntsville.

The 15-year-old reportedly shot a 16-year-old male just outside the Monaco theater around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The victim was transported to the hospital in serious condition. Police reported Sunday morning that the victim is expected to survive.

The 15-year-old turned himself into authorities shortly after the shooting.

Bridge Street Property Management Statement: 

"The safety of our shoppers and employees is of the utmost importance to Bridge Street Town Center. We are very thankful for the rapid and comprehensive response of the Huntsville Police Department following this incident. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement officers and public safety officials to keep our center safe. Since this incident is currently under police investigation by the Huntsville Police Department, we ask that you contact them for further information. As a general policy, we do not comment on or provide information on specific security measures that our center deploys on a daily basis to help provide a safe environment for our customers and employees. We do maintain a highly-trained and professional security team and they liaise regularly and closely with local law enforcement. Bridge Street has maintained a Youth Escort Policy and a Code of Conduct Policy since the center’s inception in 2008. This information is posted on signage at the center’s pedestrian entrances and on our website here and here."

Police are not releasing names since the alleged shooter and victim are juveniles.

Authorities say the suspect and victim knew one another.

Witnesses report hearing three to four gunshots outside the entrance to the theater.

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