Victim killed in 1 of 6 Montgomery shootings Thursday now identified

One dead as several shootings highlight Montgomery Thursday

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Montgomery police are releasing the name of a homicide victim, one of six people shot in separate incidents Thursday.

Malik Woods, 25, of Montgomery, was killed shortly before 12:15 p.m. Police and medics responded to the 5000 block of Woods Crossing where they found his body.

Woods had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. No motive has been determined and no arrests have been made in the case.

According to Capt. Saba Coleman, officers and medics were called to the 5000 block of Woods Crossing around 12:15 pm.
According to Capt. Saba Coleman, officers and medics were called to the 5000 block of Woods Crossing around 12:15 pm. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

According to the police department’s Capt. Saba Coleman, in addition to Woods’ death, police are looking at cases involving a life-threatening shooting as well as four cases involving non-life-threatening injuries.

None of the cases appear to be connected.

Police responded to the life-threatening shooting shortly before 3:30 p.m. in the area of Madison Avenue and North Panama Street. [UPDATE: This victim has since died.]

As for the four shootings involving non-life-threatening injuries, the first happened around 10:50 a.m. in the 3900 block of Woodley Road. No other details were immediately available in that case.

Man shot on Woodley Road in Montgomery

Officers were then called to the 3400 block of Fernway Drive around 11:15 a.m. where they found another man who had been shot. Coleman said the shooting scene was later located in the area of Fisk and McGhee Road. Kyle Robertson, 23, has been arrested and charged with second-degree assault, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, said Coleman.

Police say the shooting took place during a verbal altercation between the victim and Robertson. The victim’s injuries were considered non-life-threatening, said Coleman.

Victim in shooting found on Fernway Drive

Then, around 1:05 p.m, police and medics responded to the 3000 block of Gaston Avenue where they found a man suffering non-life-threatening gunshot injuries. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

A police cruiser blocks access to Gaston Avenue in Montgomery as police investigate a shooting Thursday.
A police cruiser blocks access to Gaston Avenue in Montgomery as police investigate a shooting Thursday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Thursday evening, at about 6:42 p.m. MPD responded to a hospital in reference to a person shot. There, they made contact with a woman who had sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Police say the offense possibly happened in the 5400 block of Atlanta Highway. A WSFA 12 News crew found a police presence in that location.

Police presence on Atlanta Highway Thursday evening

No arrests have been made in any of the day’s shootings.

Thursday’s incidents compound an already violent week for Alabama’s capital city. Since last Friday there have been 13 shootings involving five homicides

Anyone with info on any of these cases is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP, Secret Witness at 625-4000 or MPD at 625-2831.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated to indicate a second death in the sixth paragraph making for a fifth homicide for the week update in the second to last paragraph.

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