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Media Release 275

Assault Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are a assault investigation is underway after three people were shot inside of a vehicle. The incident occurred on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

Just after 4:00 p.m. the Birmingham Police Department’s 911 Communications Division received a ShotSpotter alert of 10 rounds fired in the 4500 block of 5th Ave South. Officers responded and observed  disable vehicle in the roadway riddled with bullets and damage from a collision. Inside of the vehicle was 3 people wounded by gunfire to include two adult males and a 6 year old boy. The child was transported to Children’s Hospital of Alabama. The child’s injuries were originally reported as life-threatening but has been updated to stable. The adults sustained non-life threatening injuries. Another female occupant was inside of the car at the time of the shooting. She was not injured during the incident.

The preliminary investigation suggest the victim’s vehicle was followed and the suspect(s) open fire from a white sedan. The vehicle struck a utility pole before coming to a rest in the roadway. Detectives have not established a clear motive in this investigation, however it appears the victims were targeted. No arrest has been made. Updates will be provided as this case develops.

If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

 **The information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**

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Media Release 275