Shortly before 10:00 PM last night, deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 2100 block of Emerald Point Drive in unincorporated Jefferson County to investigate reports of a shooting at that location. Upon arrival, deputies encountered a 33-year-old and a 42-year-old male both suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported to UAB Hospital for treatment. The 42-year-old died from his gunshot wounds while at the hospital. The 33-year-old’s injuries are thought to be non-life-threatening.
According to reports, the 33-year-old male heard a knock at his apartment door and went to answer. When he opened the door, there was a male with a weapon now standing at the neighbor’s door. The male with the gun fired a shot, striking the 33-year-old, who then retrieved a gun and returned fire. The 42-year-old male was struck by the return gunfire and ran from the location. He collapsed in a grassy area nearby. The 33-year-old then called 911 to report the shooting.
Hoover Police Department responded to the location along with deputies and provided assistance at the scene. Detectives with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are conducting the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting.