Alabama State Senator’s Home Targeted In Early Morning Shooting


MOBILE, ALABAMA – The home of Alabama State Senator Vivian Davis Figures was hit with 23 rounds around 5 a.m. Thursday morning. The Senator was not at home at the time of the incident, and no one was injured in the shooting.

A witness told a local media outlet, “I heard shots ring out and I laid there for a few seconds, but I didn’t know whether if I jumped up quick, that a bullet or something may come through the window. I looked out of all the windows to see if I could see anybody walking around or driving but I didn’t see nothing. Just heard the shots.”

Lieutenant Christopher Levy with the Mobile Police Department stated that the attack “does not appear to be a random act,” adding that it is too early to know if the shooting was motivated by any of the Democratic Senator’s political stances. No details were available concerning what type of firearm was used, or if any of the rounds actually entered the interior areas of the home. Currently, there are no known suspects, and the investigation is continuing.

Figures was elected on January 28, 1997, to complete the term of her husband, Senator Michael Figures, who died while in office. Prior to that, she was elected to the Mobile City Council om 1993 and developed a reputation as a strong community advocate.

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