BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: Rashiem Porter, 26, has been identified has the shooting victim.
ORIGINAL: Police are on the scene of a fatal shooting in southwest Birmingham Wednesday evening. Officials tell us a black male was shot and killed at Pearson Ave and 17th Place SW outside a convenience store just before 9 p.m.
It has been reported that a young man pulled up to the store with his mom and got into an altercation with a group of men standing outside the store. When the altercation ended, one of the suspects hit the victim’s mother in the face. Another suspect jumped out of a car and shot the victim.
Police interviewed witnesses and say they are searching for a person of interest.
We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.