Media Release 298
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at approximately 2:30 p.m.
The identity of the deceased will be released upon confirmation and notification of immediate family. The victim is reported to be 4 years old.
Officers from the North Precinct responded to a call of a person shot at 33rd Terrace North and F.L. Shuttleswoth Drive. Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Children’s Hospital for treatment. Investigators later received information that the victim had succumbed to the injury and was pronounced deceased by hospital staff.
A suspect is in custody. Investigators received information that two family members were engaged in an altercation that led to both firing weapons at each other. The victim received a gunshot wound as a result of the gunfire. Investigators are continuing to gather information. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
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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