From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — One person was killed, and another person was injured during a shooting in Birmingham on Wednesday, April 27, at approximately 10:20 p.m.
According to the Birmingham Police Department (BPD), West Precinct officers were dispatched to 901 Bankhead Highway West on a report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene when they observed a vehicle riddled with bullets and two males suffering from an apparent gunshot wounds.
Le’Kameren Deru, 22, of Birmingham, was pronounced dead on the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel. BFR transported a second male to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
“The preliminary investigation suggests a separate vehicle pulled alongside the victims’ vehicle and began firing shots,” Officer Truman Fitzgerald said. “The suspect(s) struck the victims as well as multiple occupied vehicles.”
Currently, there is no one in custody.
Authorities ask if anyone has information pertaining to the case, please contact the BPD Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
This is Birmingham’s 38th murder investigation of 2022, including five justifiable death investigations.