At approximately 10:47 on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the City of Brighton to investigate reports of shots fired in the area. While patrolling near 7th Avenue in Brighton, Sheriff’s Office personnel heard additional shots being fired nearby and quickly went towards that location. Just one block away, on 8th Avenue, Deputies discovered a male suffering from gunshot wounds, lying near his vehicle. Medics were called for assistance, but the victim was pronounced dead on the scene.
Shortly afterwards, Deputies received a call that a female suffering from a possible gunshot wound, had arrived at UAB hospital for treatment. She reported that the injuries had occurred in the Brighton area. Her injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.
According to witnesses at the 8th Avenue location, they heard shots fired and then saw a white car flee the scene. Almost immediately afterwards, Sheriff’s Office personnel arrived on the scene to find the deceased victim.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s detectives are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. If you have any information regarding this shooting, please call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450, or you may call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.