Two found dead in Bessemer within hours of each other

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — Two bodies have been discovered in Bessemer, within hours of each other, according to Sgt. Burton with Bessemer Police.

The first case occurred on the 500 block of 7th Avenue, where officers responded to a call of a shooting around 10:25 a.m. Upon arrival, officers discovered a black male dead on arrival. Update: The victim has been identified as DeCarlos DeAndre Walker. He was 20-years-old.

Three suspects around that scene are now in custody, and the investigation is ongoing.

A second person was found near a creek near the 4300 block of Bessemer Super Highway, and at this time, Sgt. Burton told CBS42 News that it appears to be an overdose.

CBS42 News will bring you more details as they emerge.

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