From Staff Reports
BIRMINGHAM — At this hour, Birmingham police detectives are conducting a homicide investigation following an early morning fire in the 700 block of New Hill Avenue Southwest.
West Precinct officers responded to the call of a house fire at the location around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday morning. Fire fighters entered the residence and observed and found the victim lying on the living room floor partially burned. The victim, who’s name is being withheld pending notification to next of kin, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim was transported to the Coroner’s office where it was discovered upon examination that the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the body.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone who has information pertaining to the case is encouraged to contact the Birmingham Police Department Homicide Unit at 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 254-7777.