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Media Release 168

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

The victim will be identified upon next of kin notification.

Just after 11:00 p.m., officers from west precinct heard multiple shots fired in the 1000 block of 15th Way Southwest while patrolling the area. Birmingham 911Communications Division also received a Shot-spotter notification of 20 rounds fired. Officers arrived and discovered two people wounded by gunfire. One victim was  found unresponsive lying in a courtyard of an apartment complex. He was  pronounced deceased on the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue. The other wounded person was transported to a local area hospital with life-threatening injuries. BPD was later notified that two additional people arrived at  local hospitals suffering from gunshot wounds. They were transported by personal vehicles. Those two sustained non life threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggest that gunfire was exchanged among those who were wounded. Detectives have not established a motive in this homicide.

There are no suspects in custody.

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. Updates will be provided as they come available.

**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 167-Homicide Investigation Update