At approximately 1:20 AM on Monday, May 31, 2021, a Jefferson County Deputy was performing patrol duties near Western Hills Mall when he heard multiple gunshots. The deputy then witnessed a vehicle leave the roadway, strike a tree and come to a rest near the 7200 block of Aaron Aranov Drive. When the deputy got to the vehicle, he found that there were two occupants in the vehicle. Both of the occupants, a 35 year old female and a 26 year old male, had been shot. Both victims were transported by ambulance to UAB Hospital. The male had life threatening injuries. The female victim’s injuries were not believed to be life threatening.
There are no suspects in custody at this time. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detectives are continuing the investigation. If you have any information on this shooting, you are asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. You may also submit information anonymously on the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office website, www.jeffcosheriffal.com, under the “Submit a Tip” icon.