Alabama Media Group, Birmingham
An investigation is underway after a person was found shot to death in Ensley early Tuesday.
Birmingham’s West Precinct officers responded shortly before 12:20 a.m. to a report of shots fired in the 2300 block of Court R at Villas at Westridge apartment complex, said Sgt. Rod Mauldin. Once at the complex, a resident told them gunfire had been heard inside an adjacent unit.
Mauldin said officers looked through a window and saw a person on the floor. They gained entry to the apartment and found the victim unresponsive. That victim was pronounced dead on the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service.
Authorities have not released the identity of the victim. Mauldin said details are limited in the slaying and police do not have any suspects in custody.
The deadly shooting is Birmingham’s 66th homicide this year. Of those, eight have been ruled justifiable and one accidental and therefore are not deemed criminal. In all of Jefferson County, there have been 95 homicides, including the 66 in Birmingham.
Anyone with information is asked to call Birmingham homicide detectives at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
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