From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A female victim was found shot after her vehicle crashed into an apartment building and caught fire on Friday, Jan. 13, around 11 a.m.
According to the Birmingham Police Department (BPD), North Precinct officers were dispatched to the 800 block of First Street West, a report of shots being fired in the area.
“Officers arrived on the scene where they observed an SUV that had collided into an apartment complex building,” Officer Truman Fitzgerald stated. “While officers were on the scene, the vehicle became engulfed in flames.”
Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel arrived on the scene and extinguished the flames.
“BFR personnel discovered an adult female victim unresponsive inside of the vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot; she was pronounced deceased,” Fitzgerald stated.
Currently, there are no suspects in custody.
“The preliminary investigation has revealed that multiple shots were fired in and around the 800 block of First Street West,” Fitzgerald stated. “At this time, it is unknown if the victim was caught in the crossfire or targeted.”
Authorities ask anyone with information that will assist detectives to call 205-254-1764 or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 205-254-7777.
The story will be updated when more information is available.