From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department (BPD) is investigating a shooting that killed a 46-year-old woman and injured two more people on Friday, April 8, shortly before 9 p.m.
According to the BPD, West Precinct officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of 33rd Street Ensley on a report of a person armed with a gun. Officers were then updated that a person had been shot at the location.
Veronica Joseph, 46, of Birmingham, was found lying unresponsive on the ground in the roadway. Officers also observed an adult male victim lying unresponsive in the roadway suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced Joseph dead. BFR transported the male to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
“While on the scene, officers learned a third adult male was shot at the original location; he was located in the 4700 block of Avenue Q,” Officer Truman Fitzgerald said. “BFR transported the third victim to UAB Hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound injury.”
Fitgerald said that the preliminary investigation suggests this incident is domestic in nature.
“Two of the victims are family members of the possible suspect,” Fitzgerald said. “A third victim has a nonfamilial relationship with the possible suspect.”
Currently, the suspect is not in custody.
The story will be updated when more information is available.