From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM –The Birmingham police are on the scene of a multiple shooting Sunday night at the intersection of Georgia Road and Joppa Court in Gate City. There are reports that six people were shot, and one has died.
The suspect is a black male and has not been apprehended at this time. Police believe others began firing their guns after the initial suspect began shooting.
The condition of the five wounded is not known at this time, but their wounds are not believed to be critical. The shooting occurred during a community event and just hours after a ‘Stop the Violence’ rally while hundreds were still outside in the area.
Carol Robinson reported via Twitter that all of the victims were innocent bystanders.
All 6 people shot were innocent bystanders, police say
— carol robinson (@RobinsonCarol) September 12, 2016
According to Robinson, the crime scene was scattered over an entire block. Police said there were as many as 60 shots fired in the incident.
The victim was identified by witnesses as Bobby Clayton. Witnesses said they tried to assist Clayton until help could arrive.