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Teenagers shot during sweet 16 party in Mobile; mother wants justice

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MOBILE, AL (WALA) -

FOX10 News has learned more about a shooting that happened at a sweet 16 party over the weekend. It happened on North Catherine Street in Mobile. According to the Mobile Police Department, two teens were shot. FOX10 talked to one of the victim's and his family. 

The 15-year-old victim and his 16-year-old brother were walking to their car when the victim was shot. The brothers said the party was shut down after a fight happened inside a community center. 

"Pow, pow, pow, gunshots," said the older brother. The brothers were reliving the horror that unfolded Saturday night. According to the brothers, two shooters fired into a crowd after the fight. The victim was talking to a friend when he was hit in his leg and arm. 

The victim said, "I turned around and then I heard gunshots." The two brothers ran to a truck to take cover. The victim jumped inside, while his brother was hiding behind the truck. 

"I ran into the truck and bent over and he shot into the truck when I saw him run behind the building I got out of the truck," said the victim. Shortly after MPD and first responders arrived to assist the victim. The victim's mother said she is blessed her sons are alive. 

The mother said, "I was just thinking about getting there, are they OK, is it life-threatening injuries." According to the family, the brothers were not involved in the fight that may have sparked the shooting and it's unclear if they were targeted. 

The victim's mother said she wants justice. "Whoever they are the offenders, whatever you want to call them my heart goes out to their families as well." 
MPD said another 16-year-old was shot and is not facing life-threatening injuries. Police said they are investigating the case and no arrests have been made. 

The victim plans to have surgery in the next few days. 

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