Media Release 105- Statement From BPD After Violent Weekend
Statement From the Birmingham Police Department
Since Friday, our officers have responded to five separate shooting incidents which have resulted in a total of eleven community members shot and/or injured by gunfire. These incidents have claimed the lives of at least two community members and have left two others fighting for their lives.
Three shooting incidents were responded to and investigated by South Precinct patrol officers from the same shift. This speaks to what all our officers endure daily and the dedication they have to the City of Birmingham.
Four of the shootings involved situations in which a victim was targeted and one of the shootings stemmed from a dispute inside a local area bar.
We are continuing to see violence used to resolve often simple disputes and conflicts.
The Birmingham Police Department is committed to working together with the community to change this narrative.
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