From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports
BIRMINGHAM – The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a homicide after an incident in the 4400 block of 9th Avenue North.
Officers responded on Sunday around 4 a.m. to UAB Hospital after a man was shot.
Preliminary investigations indicated the victim was shot at the location, which was described to police as an illegal or unlicensed drinking establishment. An altercation allegedly took place over the victim’s presence at the location. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The suspect is still at large.
The Birmingham Police Department is also investigating a double homicide, which occurred in the 700 block of 17th Street in Ensley.
Around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday officers responded to the above location on a house fire. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and found a male victim inside the residence. He was carried outside, where it was discovered he was shot.
The fire was extinguished and a female victim was found, and had also been shot.
At this time, there are no suspects or motive for the crime. The victims names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Anyone with information should call the BPD Homicide Unit at 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 254-7777.