The scene where the victim was shot. (Photo: Clare Huddleston)
The victim collapsed at this location. (Photo: Clare Huddleston)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
Birmingham Police are investigating an early morning homicide in the
1700 block of 4th Avenue West. It happened around 1:30 a.m.
Police say a man was shot and taken to Princeton Hospital. From
there, paramedics took the victim to UAB Hospital where he later died.
Witnesses tell Fox6 the victim is about 21 years old. They say he
was shot near some bushes on 4th Avenue West and then ran to 17th Street
West because it's a busier street and he wanted someone to know he had
been shot. We're told the victim collapsed on a sidewalk outside a home
on 17th Street West.
A nurse lives at that home and she ran outside and applied pressure
to the victim's gunshot wound to the chest. The nurse didn't want us to
use her name, but she described what she saw Monday morning.
"They say he was over there by the bushes," said the nurse, "Someone
tried to rob him and we just heard 'pow.'" He landed on my sidewalk and
to let us know he has been shot. And I ran outside and he was
screaming 'I've been shot, help me.'"
The nurse says the victim may have told police the name of the man
who shot him, but Birmingham Police have not confirmed that information
Birmingham Police have not released the victim's name at this time.
They are asking anyone with information about this case to call Crime
Stoppers at 254-7777.