1 dead in shooting in southwest Birmingham neighborhood

A shooting Saturday night in a southwest Birmingham neighborhood left one person dead.

Birmingham police were called just after 1 p.m. 6:35 p.m. to the 2800 block of 29th Street SW for a report of a male shot.

The victim was found unresponsive in a driveway, Officer Truman Fitzgerald said. A family made the first discovery, he said.

The victim, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service.

Police are in the early stages of the investigation, and no details about what led to the fatal shooting were immediately available. Fitzgerald said he does not know if the victim lived in the area, but said investigators believe he frequents the neighborhood.

No arrests have been made.

The man is the city’s 132nd homicide this year. Of them, seven have been judged to be responsible and are therefore not considered criminals.

In all of Jefferson County, there have been 178 homicides, including the 132 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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