Media Release 18 – Shooting Investigation – Sleep Inn
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a shooting investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, January 20, 2023.
At 6:25 PM, officers were dispatched to 1573 Bessemer Road (Sun Inn), on a report of two people shot. A shot spotter notification was activated for the location as well.
Upon arrival officers observed an adult male and his 9-year-old daughter suffering from gunshot wounds. At this time, it is believed that only the child has life threatening injuries.
Preliminary investigation suggests this may have been a robbery attempt.
If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the Felony Assault Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App on Android or IOS devices. Updates will be provided as information comes 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**