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Assault  Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting an assault investigation.  The incident occurred on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at a concert head lined by rap artist known as Lil Baby.  The concert was held at the Bill Harris Arena located at 2337 Bessemer Road.

At approximately 10:20 p.m. during Lil Baby’s stage performance a physical altercation ensued amongst promoters and entourage members in the backstage area of the Bill Harris arena.  The physical altercation escalated resulting in one person being shot. The victim was transported to UAB Hospital with life threatening injuries. The victim’s condition has since been updated to stable.

Additional officers responded to the scene and order was restored without further incident. During the course of events, there were no injuries to any concert patrons or citizens in the general vicinity of the Bill Harris arena.

 There are no suspect(s) in custody. This is an ongoing investigation and additional details will be provided as they come available.

If there is anyone who has information pertaining to this incident, please contact the BPD Investigative Bureau @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

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