Birmingham police and firefighters responded at 4:20 a.m. after getting a ShotSpotter call to the 1300 block of Avenue V, according to the Jefferson County Coroners Office. Once on the scene, they found an adult black female suffering from a gunshot wound.
The woman was found in the rear of a residence, but she did not live there. Authorities said it appears she went to the home searching for help after she was shot.
The victim was taken to UAB Hospitals Trauma Center, where she was pronounced dead at 5:45 a.m. Birmingham police said no arrests have been made.
The death marks the 81st homicide in Birmingham so far this year. Of those, 10 have been ruled justifiable and therefore are not considered criminal homicides by Birmingham police. Police departments only have to submit criminal homicides to the FBI for year-analysis of numbers.
In all of Jefferson County, there have been 118 homicides including the 81 in Birmingham. Anyone with information on Thursday-nights double shooting is asked to call Birmingham homicide investigators at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Authorities are working to answer numerous questions after a woman was found behind an Ensley residence following a Shot Spotter alert.
The Jefferson County Coroners Office says the woman, who has not been identified, was found at 4:20 a.m. behind a residence in the 1300 block of Avenue V. She was pronounced at 5:45.