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5 people shot in Birmingham on Sunday night

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

BIRMINGHAM — A Sunday night shooting in Birmingham sent five people to area hospitals with gunshot wounds. At least two of the victims have life-threatening injuries, according to Birmingham Police Sgt. Johnny Williams. The suspect is still at large.

The shooting occurred at about 8:40 p.m. near Avenue O and Warrior Road in the Bellview area, according to Carol Robinson. 

The victims include four adults who were rushed to UAB Hospital and a juvenile who was taken to Children’s of Alabama.

The suspect began firing at a Dodge Avenger occupied by the victims and continued shooting for several blocks. The vehicle finally came to a stop in the 1400 block of 45th Street in Ensley.

“We’ve got to get the community to get involved,” Williams told Robinson. “They were after someone. You don’t just randomly go shooting a group of people.”

Anyone with information related to this crime should call Birmingham Police at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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