Shooting at Ensley retirement home leaves 1 dead, 1 in critical condition

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham police are on the scene of a shooting at a retirement community in Ensley. Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards says the victim is an elderly woman in her 70s. She was in a dating relationship with the suspect, an elderly man in his 70s..

The shooting happened in the lobby of the building.Police say the suspect wheeled himself back to his room after the shooting. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

SWAT cars lined up at McMillon Estates. (Melissa  Kim/ WIAT 42)
SWAT cars lined up at McMillon Estates. (Melissa Kim/ WIAT 42)

Edwards says the woman was transported to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

WIAT 42 News will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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