Birmingham police investigating fatal shooting of man on city’s West side; female companion in critical condition

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)- Birmingham police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place Sunday morning on the 1500 block of Bessemer Road.

West Precinct officers responded to the location around 6:30 a.m. and found a male and female on the ground, both suffering from gunshot wounds. They were lying outside their vehicle.

They were transported to UAB Hospital where the woman is listed in critical condition.The male died of his injuries.

According to Birmingham Police spokesperson Lt. Sean Edwards, investigators are looking for several unknown males who fled the scene in an unknown vehicle after assaulting the victims. Edwards says the deceased male’s death is being investigated as a homicide.His identity will be released pending notification of immediate family.

Anyone with information about this shooting should call the Birmingham Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers 205-254-7777.

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