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Family still seeking answers after fatal shooting outside Mobile sports bar

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – It’s been nearly two weeks since a man was shot and killed outside a Mobile sports bar, and police are still trying to track down his killer.

The victim, Anthony Pope, was shot outside the All Sports Bar & Grill on Pleasant Valley Road.

His family held a candlelight vigil for him Thursday night and hope someone will come forward with information.

Mobile police haven’t identified the shooter and say there’s no update on the investigation.

FOX10 News spoke with an employee at the bar, who says there was a fight that started inside, and escalated into the parking lot when shots were fired.

The victim’s godmother Darlene Banks says the family is still in the dark about what prompted the argument.

“We don’t know. We don’t know, no,” Banks said. “It’s just so much violence and so much violence for simple reasons or no reason at all. The violence is just out of control. Justice is gonna be done. It’s not our justice to get.”

One man who spoke at the vigil, James Boutwell, says he lost his best friend that night.

“Just best friends. We stayed in the house with each other and got grounded with each other,” Boutwell said. “It’s really not enough you can really say but just a best friend, always could count on him.”

The owner of the bar, Shane Cameron, also released a statement on the tragedy saying,

A father of three, Pope’s family says he’ll be missed…

“We gonna carry on without him…that’s what he would want us to do. To carry on.”

If you know anything about this shooting give Mobile Police a call. You can also report information anonymously.