Birmingham Police: Cotton Avenue shooting now being investigated as a homicide

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)- Birmingham police are investigating a second homicide that happened Saturday. This one occurred around 4:50pm at 1117 Cotton Avenue Southwest.

Officers responded to this location after getting a report of a person shot. They found a victim lying in the backyard suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to UAB Hospital where he was later pronounced dead due to his injuries.

The name of the victim has yet to be released pending notification of his family. No arrests or charges have been filed in this case.

This is the  fifth homicide to occur within a week in Birmingham.

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