Shooting Victim Discusses Alabama Rampage

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
The first victim in an Alabama shooting rampage says he believes the gunman came to his house in a case of mistaken identity.

In this Tuesday, July 17, 2012 image captured from video and provided by the Tuscaloosa Police Department, a gunman walks near a Tuscaloosa, Ala., bar. Tuscaloosa police say 17 people were wounded when a gunman opened fire outside a crowded bar in downtown Tuscaloosa. (AP Photo/Tuscaloosa Police Department)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The first victim in an Alabama shooting
rampage says he believes the gunman came to his house in a case of
mistaken identity.

Bruce Bankhead says he was shot once on Monday night by a gunman
who came to his house looking for a black man and using a racial slur. Bankhead says he's had one surgery and will need to have at least one more. He was still in the hospital Thursday.

Bankhead says he has a black roommate, but that none of the three men who live at the house know the suspect in the shooting or why he'd be mad at any of them.

One of the 17 people wounded later at a Tuscaloosa bar had the same nickname as Bankhead's black roommate.

Nathan Van Wilkins has been charged with 18 counts of attempted murder in the shooting spree.


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