From Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A teenage girl was shot and killed in Birmingham early Wednesday morning becoming the city’s ninth homicide victim in nine days. She was at least the second teenager killed during the stretch of deadly violence across the city.
According to Birmingham police officer Truman Fitzgerald, officers were alerted to multiple shots at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the 300 block of Avenue F by Shot Spotter.
Fitzgerald said officers arrived on the scene to find the young woman on the sidewalk suffering from gunshot wounds. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel pronounced her deceased at the scene.
Officers also responded to a nearby call of a second female teenager suffering from gunshot wounds. Responding officers found the victim and a male in a vehicle. They had fled the scene of the homicide. The male was unharmed and the female was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Fitzgerald said the investigation indicated the three had been together when a disagreement broke out with another group of people. The suspect opened fire on the three, killing one girl and wounding the second girl.
Fitzgerald said the shooter remains at large and the investigation is continuing.