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Victim identified in shooting death at Birmingham apartment

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

BIRMINGHAM — The victim of a homicide that took place near Five Points in Birmingham has been identified. No suspects have been announced by Birmingham police.

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The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Melvin Johnson, a 32-year-old black male, who was shot at an apartment on the 900 block of 23rd Street South.

On Thursday night, police responded to the location on a report of a person shot. When they arrived, they found Johnson suffering from what appears to be a gunshot wound in the rear doorway of an apartment. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police continue to investigate the case.

Anyone who has information on the incident are asked to call the Birmingham Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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