Media Release 103- Multiple People Shot- 7th Avenue South
Multiple People Shot in Lakeview Shooting
The Birmingham Police Department is investigating an incident involving multiple people shot. The incident occurred on Sunday, May 21, 2023.
At around 12:50 AM, two Birmingham Police officers were working in an off-duty capacity at a local area bar in the 2700 Block of 7th Avenue South; they were alerted to Shots Fired in a nearby parking lot. Officers observed an adult female injured by gunfire and an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
While officers were in the parking lot, they learned a separate party who was involved in the incident was leaving in a vehicle.
Officers followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle near the 700 Block of 21st Street South. Officers discovered that the vehicle’s two occupants were shot.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived at the two separate locations and transported each victim to a local area hospital. The adult male discovered in the parking lot and one of the males discovered after the traffic stop have suffered life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that we believe the two male victims found during the traffic stop were involved in a physical altercation with the male found in the parking lot.
The physical altercation took place in the parking lot of the original scene (2700 Block of 7th Avenue South) and led to shots being exchanged between the two separate parties.
Detectives are working to determine which individual(s) is a suspect.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Birmingham Police Department’s Felony Assault Unit @ (205) 254-1764 or remain anonymous and receive a cash reward for your tip by calling Crime Stoppers @ (205) 254-7777.
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