Media Release 36- Homicide Investigation 9th Avenue North
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred in the 6th Avenue and 9th Street North.
The victim has been identified as Yalunda Watts Young, (43), b/f of Birmingham, Alabama.
At approximately 10:36 p.m. officers responded to a call of two people shot at the location. Officer from the North Precinct arrived to discover a male and female on the ground wounded by gunfire. Both were transported to a local area hospital. Shortly after, detectives were notified the female victim succumb to her injuries.
The preliminary investigation suggests both victims were leaving an establishment when shots were fired. It is believed the victims were targeted; however, a motive has not been established. No arrest has been made. Updates will be provided as this case develops.
If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764, Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App.
This is Birmingham’s 15th murder investigation of 2022 with 1 justifiable death investigation.
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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