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Seventeen injured as gunman opens fire at a Tuscaloosa bar

July 17, 2012 - Tuscaloosa, AL

Seventeen people were wounded and at least two of them were critically injured when a gunman opened fire outside a bar in downtown Tuscaloosa. The incident happened at the Cooper Top bar in Tuscaloosa, the hometown of University of Alabama. The shooting took place at around 12:30 am CDT Tuesday.

Police said that the gunman first fired through a window of The Copper Top bar, then started shooting at the people as people tried to flee the bar. The gunman never went inside the bar during the assault. All the 17 people who were wounded during the assault were being treated at DCH Regional Medical Center.

The bar was crowded and according to a person who was injured in the incident, there were about 80-90 people in the area at that time. The Copper Top bar was hosting a pool tournament that they host weekly during the time of the incident. Several patrons chased after the shooter but could never reach him.

The gunman is unidentified and is still at large. The Tuscaloosa Police Department has posted a picture of the suspect. Surveillance video released by the police shows a man walking down a sidewalk with a gun in one hand.

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