Birmingham police are on the scene of a deadly shooting on the city’s east side.
The shooting happened at 8:07 a.m. at an apartment building at 80th Street and Fifth Avenue North. A juvenile girl is believed to have died in the gunfire.
A second victim was transported by Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service to UAB Hospital.
The young victim is Birmingham’s 129th homicide this year. Of those, seven have been ruled justifiable and therefore aren’t deemed criminal.
In all of Jefferson County, there have been 173 homicides, including the 129 in Birmingham.
Anyone with information is asked to call Birmingham homicide detectives at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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