STRIP SHOOTING VICTIM: EVENTS NOT A REFLECTION ON ESTABLISHMENT

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A late night shooting on the University of Alabama Strip sent one man to the hospital and another straight to jail.

WVUA 23 News Reporter Chelsea Barton was on that scene into early morning hours.

The shooting happened Monday night just before midnight outside of High Tide Bar on Red Drew Avenue near the University of Alabama Strip.

Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit investigators say 28-year-old Anatwan Somerville shot a bouncer at High Tide Bar in the arm, after the bouncer wouldn’t let him in the establishment because of a dress code or ID issue.

Barton spoke with the victim Malcolm Faciane and learned he is not ready for visitors yet, but is thankful to be at home recovering from injuries that could have been much worse. Faciane is a former tight end for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

“I am recovering well, with no issues,” Faciane said.  “I am just glad that everyone was able to make it home safely last night. Last night’s events are not a reflection of High Tide or the people who work there,” he added.

Authorities said there are no lingering safety threats in the area. Somerville remains in the Tuscaloosa County Jail charged with attempted murder. His bond is set at $60,000.00.

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