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Victim of May 1 Alabama shooting identified as woman of the century: NorthEscambia.com

Family members have identified one of three victims of a fatal shooting in Baldwin County last Saturday as a mother of four from Century.

Chiquita Ewing, 38, was a resident of Century and an employee of Century Pharmacy, her family said.

Eighteen people were shot, three of them dead, at a rally Saturday night up north near Stockton, Alabama.

Around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, deputies with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of shots fired in the Stockton community. The preliminary investigation revealed that local residents held a May Day event in an open field on Upper Bryant’s Landing Road. BCSO estimates that approximately 1,000 people attended this rally.

According to witnesses, the event was peaceful until an argument took place, which led to at least one subject shooting several times into the large crowd. A total of 18 people were shot dead in this incident. Three of the victims died from their injuries.

Investigators believe there may have been more shooters and are following up.

“This is a tragic event that affects many lives in our community. We are working very hard to solve this case, but we cannot make arrests or successfully prosecute offenders without assistance,” the BCSO said Sunday. Anyone with information is asked to contact BCSO at (251) 972-8589, option 7.