From The Tribune staff reports
FAIRFIELD — The passenger of a vehicle that was driving through Fairfield on Sunday afternoon has been killed after a suspect opened fire on the car.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were contacted by Birmingham Police officers to advise of a shooting that had occurred at 311 Valley Road in Fairfield at approximately 3:10 p.m., according to JCSO.
Police say the victim was located at the 5700 Block of Avenue O in Birmingham, and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Authorities believe the victim was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped at an intersection in the 300 block of Valley Road when someone in an unidentified vehicle opened fire on their vehicle. Police say the driver of the vehicle sped away from the gunfire when he realized the passenger had been struck.
The cause of the shooting is currently unknown.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is continuing an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting. If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.