Shooting Investigation Update

Publish Date: April 16, 2017
Written by: Sheriff's Office
Categories: News

Birmingham, AL 04/16/2017

Just before 9:30 last night deputies responded to shots fired near a carnival in the parking lot of a church in the 1400 block of Huffman Road. They responded to the area where the shots were heard and discovered four people with reported gunshot wounds. All four victims were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. A pregnant woman was also taken to the hospital for minor injuries she received when she was knocked to the ground by people running from the gunfire. Two more people were later discovered to have been driven to a hospital in a private car with minor injuries from reported gunshot wounds. Four of the victims including the one-year-old were struck by single shots in the leg area, one victim was struck in the elbow and one grazed in the shoulder.

Those injured by gun fire include five teens ranging in age from sixteen to eighteen years old and the one-year-old child.  None of the injuries are considered life-threatening.

Information gathered during the investigation indicates that a group of teens at the carnival began arguing and then fighting. During the fight, one of the teens pulled a gun and began firing as he ran away. He fled the scene and remains at large. He is the only suspect who fired shots. He has been identified and a search for him is being conducted.

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