From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A possible juvenile or young adult was found shot in the backyard of a residence in Birmingham on Saturday, Jan. 14, at approximately 10:15 p.m.
According to the Birmingham Police Department (BPD), East Precinct officers were dispatched to the 5000 Block of 43rd Street North on a report of a person down.
“Officers arrived on the scene and observed a male victim lying unresponsive in the backyard of a residence suffering from an apparent gunshot wound,” Officer Truman Fitzgerald stated.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim dead.
“The preliminary investigation suggests the victim is possibly a juvenile or young adult,” Fitzgerald stated. “The victim does not appear to live in the Inglenook area.”
The victim will be identified upon notification to the next of kin.
Currently, there is no one in custody.
Authorities ask if there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case to contact the BPD Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
This is Birmingham’s 5th murder investigation of 2023.
The story will be updated when more information is available.