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Birmingham police investigating new homicide

The scene where the victim was shot. (Photo: Clare Huddleston) The scene where the victim was shot. (Photo: Clare Huddleston)
The victim collapsed at this location. (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 to Fox6.

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.

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