Media Release 212- Double Homicide Investigation- 3rd Avenue North
Double Homicide Investigation
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a double homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, October 16, 2022.
The victims will be identified upon notification to the next of kin.
At approximately 2 AM, North Precinct officers were dispatched to the 100 Block of 3rd Avenue North on report of a person shot.
Officers arrived on the scene and observed an adult male lying unresponsive on a sidewalk suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was involved in a verbal altercation at a nearby foot truck which escalated into a physical altercation. Shots were then fired and the victim was struck by gunfire.
While officers and detectives were on the scene canvassing the area, a community member alerted our personnel that a 2nd victim was lying unresponsive inside of a van connected to the food truck which was the site of the original altercation.
Officers observed an adult male lying unresponsive inside of a van suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the 2nd victim deceased.
NOTE: the second victim was discovered inside of a van which was enclosed and the area was not visible to our officers.
Currently, there is no one 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.
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.
This is Birmingham’s 112th and 113th murder investigation of 2022 including 7 justifiable death investigations.
The Birmingham Police Department adheres to FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines set for all law enforcement agencies across the United States. FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines do not require law enforcement agencies to include justifiable death investigations into the total homicide investigations counts.
**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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