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Man killed in Friday afternoon Montgomery shooting

Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 3:50 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Montgomery Police Department has opened an investigation into the city’s 54th homicide of 2021, which happened Friday afternoon.

Montgomery Police Capt. Saba Coleman said officers and fire medics responded to the 100 block of Montview Court at 2:30 p.m. in regards to reports of a person having been shot. Montview Court is located just off West Fairview Avenue near a small shopping center.

Montgomery police on the scene of a fatal shooting at a shopping center on West Fairview Avenue.
Montgomery police on the scene of a fatal shooting at a shopping center on West Fairview Avenue.(Source: WSFA 12 News)

Responding officers did not find the victim at the scene.

Officers learned the victim, identified only as a male, was taken to the hospital by a personal vehicle where Coleman confirmed he was pronounced dead.

A WSFA 12 News viewer shared photos of a large police presence at nearby Jackson Hospital. A spokeswoman for the hospital later confirmed MPD officers followed a vehicle that was en route to the emergency room.

Multiple Montgomery police units followed a vehicle to Jackson Hospital Friday afternoon.
Multiple Montgomery police units followed a vehicle to Jackson Hospital Friday afternoon.(Source: Tametria Conner Dantzler)

Few other details were immediately available. Police have not identified the victim or a possible suspect or motive in the case.

An investigation is ongoing.

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