1 dead, 2 hurt in Saturday night shooting on 3rd Ave W

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead late Saturday night. Police got a call about three people shot on 3rd Avenue West just before 11 p.m.

They found 20-year-old DeMarcus Bennett, who had been shot in the chest. Two women had wounds to their upper body.

Paramedics rushed them all to UAB Hospital, but Bennett died soon after.

Detectives tell us that Bennett was sitting in his car with the two women, when another man approached them and started arguing. Shots were fired and the gunman ran away.

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