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Birmingham police investigate 6th homicide since Friday

Birmingham police say a man was shot multiple times and died on the scene on 53rd Street Ensley between Avenue O and Court O. Source: WBRC video Birmingham police say a man was shot multiple times and died on the scene on 53rd Street Ensley between Avenue O and Court O. Source: WBRC video
Source: WBRC video Source: WBRC video
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Birmingham police are investigating an overnight homicide in Ensley. It's the sixth homicide in the city since Friday.

Police say a black male was shot several times in the 1500 block of 52nd Street Ensley around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

The victim has been identified as 38-year-old Cartez Juan Woolen of Birmingham, according to the Jefferson County coroner's office.

West Precinct officers found Woolen lying on the ground with apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Lt. Sean Edwards says detectives have been told that Woolen was standing outside and talking to several men when an unknown black male approached and shot him several times.

The suspect and the other men then drove away in two cars, a black Cadillac and a silver Cadillac.

"According to witnesses, he was talking to whoever it was out here so it will not be a drive by," Birmingham police Sgt. John Tanks said.

No one is in custody yet. Officers are still canvassing the area looking for potential witnesses.

Birmingham police are still actively investigating five other homicides that happened during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

On Friday afternoon, 50-year-old Donald Billups, Jr. of Birmingham was found stabbed inside a burning home in the Hooper City community.

Late Friday night, 50-year-old McDaniel Watson was shot in the head at George Ward Park while he was walking with his wife around 10 p.m. Police say someone approached him, demanded his wallet and shot him. He later died at UAB Hospital.

On Sunday night, two people were killed in a shoot-out at a motorcycle club on Coosa Street. They have been identified as 47-year-old Wilbert Hawkins of Bessemer and 48-year-old Stevens Bryon Hicks of Fairfield.

Also on Sunday, Linda Allbritton, a woman in her 70s, was found stabbed to death in her Avondale home. Police believe she was killed in a robbery attempt since her car was stolen but later recovered near her home.

So far, police have not arrested any suspects in any of these homicide investigations.

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