Coroner identifies victim in fatal shooting on 1st Ave N

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE 6/27: Officials have identified 35-year-old Ricky Devolya Siler as the victim who was shot and killed in the 5900 block of 1st Ave. N. He was transported to UAB Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

ORIGINAL:

Two people have been sent to the hospital after a shooting that took place this afternoon, according to Lt. Edwards with Birmingham Police.

Police are currently in pursuit of the suspect in the shooting, which occurred at a gas station on the 5900 block of 1st Avenue North. The suspect reportedly approached one of the victims in the area of the gas station, which led to an argument, according to Edwards.

The suspect then allegedly shot one victim in the chest. He was transported to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later passed away. The other victim was shot in the leg and did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is a black male wearing a red shirt that reportedly left the scene in a blue Dodge Charger with a light colored, metallic hood, according to Birmingham Police.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the Birmingham Police Department.

WIAT will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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