TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The roommate of a man wounded in an Alabama shooting rampage says the gunman came to their door looking for a black man, uttered a racial slur and opened fire.
Brian Felton lives at the house where authorities say Nathan Van Wilkins wounded his first victim before shooting into a nearby bar. In all, 18 people were wounded.
Felton says a man he lives with, who is white, answered the door Monday and the gunman asked for another roommate, who's black.
Felton says he heard the gunfire and found the white roommate wounded. Later, his injured roommate told him the gunman had used a racial epithet.
Felton says his black roommate wasn't home and had been at the bar where the later shooting happened.
A detective for the sheriff's department says that they haven't gotten concrete information to show there were racial motives behind the shooting.