Teen is Charged as Adult in Legion Field Shootings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A 16-year-old male in custody for a drive-by shooting that left four other teens wounded on Labor Day night will be tried as an adult.

The decision was announced Tuesday by the Jefferson County District Attorney's office.

Prosecutors said 16-year-old Rahkeen Vanderbilt is charged with four counts of attempted murder. A second suspect - 18-year-old Alonzo Robinson - faces similar charges.

Vanderbilt and Robinson were arrested Friday and each remain in the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $285,000.

The four teens, two female and two males, were each shot following a high school football game.

Police declined to discuss the motive and described the shootings as an isolated incident.

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