A running gun battle in east Birmingham left one person dead and two others injured.
The victim is the city’s 134th homicide this year. A shootout on Friday night that killed a 20-year-old man pushed the city over its 2021 homicide tally of 132.
With 26 days left in the year, the city is just eight killings away from recording the highest number of Birmingham homicides in recent memory, which was 141 in 1991.
The gunfire erupted just before 3:30 p.m. Monday on and near Roebuck Parkway and Springville Road, not far from Huffman High School.
Witnesses said there were at least two bursts of gunfire, with as many as 20 rounds fired in one of them.
Police radio traffic indicated shots were being fired between at least two vehicles – one of them a black sedan and another a red sedan. Authorities said multiple guns were fired.
A red vehicle pulled into Springville Landing apartments where police taped off the area around the car. Police marked at least 12 shell casings near that vehicle.
Sgt. Monica Law said three people – all adults – were taken to the hospital. The slain man was pronounced dead before 5 p.m.
Several people are report their apartments and vehicles were also struck.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.