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Media Release 291

Homicide Investigation Update

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives just received confirmation of the victim’s identification in connection with a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, December 2, 2019 at approximately 3:00 a.m.

The deceased has been identified as:

James Looney, B/M, 16, of Birmingham, Alabama.

 Officers from the West Precinct responded to a call of shots fired at 6th Street and St. Charles Avenue SW. Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim unresponsive on the sidewalk suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced diseased on the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue. Officers also encountered a female victim (juvenile) struck by gunfire. She was transported to Children’s Hospital with life threatening injuries.

There are no suspect(s) in custody. Investigators are continuing to gather information. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. The second victim remains at the hospital receiving treatment.

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.

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