2 shot on 9th Ave W

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: According to police, the victims are two black males and have both been taken to the hospital. It is reported that they both were shot multiple times.

The shooting happened outside on 9th Avenue West near Center Street, which is across from the Smithfield Housing Community.

A neighbor said she heard multiple, maybe even 17, shots and saw one of the victims laying on the ground.

No suspects are in custody, but police say this is an isolated incident and that people in the area should not be worried about a shooter being on the loose.

ORIGINAL: There was a double shooting on 9th Avenue West around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Two people were shot. One is suffering from life-threatening injuries and the second person has non-life threatening injuries.

We have a crew on the scene and will update you with more information as we receive it.

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