Homicide investigation launched after overnight shooting


[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1370471788&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4085400&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1370471788 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Police have launched a homicide investigation after a man was shot and killed on Leaf Lake Boulevard around 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

38-year-old Manquel Mertez Whittsett was shot and taken to UAB Hospital for treatment. He was later pronounced dead.

Officers from the Birmingham Police Department responded to a report of a person shot around 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

When they arrived they found Whittsett lying on the ground suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

No arrests have been made in the case.

Birmingham Police urge anyone with information pertaining to the case to call the Birmingham Police Department Homicide Unit at (205) 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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