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15-year-old Riddled by Shots at Birmingham Targeted Shooting; Authorities Report Critical Condition

15-year-old Riddled by Shots at Birmingham Targeted Shooting; Authorities Report Critical Condition

A 15-year-old girl is in critical condition following a shooting incident at a gas station in west Birmingham.

Gunfire erupted around 9:40 p.m. on Monday at Gas Land in the Belview Heights neighborhood, with at least 10 shots fired.

According to Officer Truman Fitzgerald, law enforcement personnel responded to the gas station and discovered two teenagers lying on the pavement in the parking area.

Both individuals had sustained gunshot wounds. The teenage girl showed no signs of response.

Fitzgerald mentioned that there is a possibility that the two teenagers are siblings, although this has not been confirmed yet.

The victims were transported to Children’s of Alabama by the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service. The girl’s condition is critical.

“She is fighting for her life at the moment,” he said. The boy sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

According to investigators, the victims were present at the gas station alongside an adult.

Several individuals were present in the parking lot when the incident occurred.

“According to Fitzgerald, individuals who remain unidentified drove past and discharged firearms in the direction of the young individuals,” Fitzgerald stated. Based on the information provided by our patrol officers and detectives, it appears that we are treating this incident as a targeted shooting.

“It is puzzling why these young individuals were singled out,” he remarked. “We need to gather information from anyone who was present.”

“It seems like there were a large number of people gathered in the parking lot,” he remarked. “It is crucial to investigate the events leading up to the shooting of these two young individuals.”

It is believed that the teenagers arrived in a van rented from East Lake Moving and Storage. Gunfire damages van and business.

According to Fitzgerald, the store was fortunate that no bullets made their way inside, although the exterior walls did sustain some damage.

There have been no arrests made. Investigators are collaborating with the business as part of their inquiry.

“It’s unimaginable to think that someone so young, like a 15-year-old or a 14-year-old, could be facing a life-threatening situation, while their loved ones also struggle to survive.” Fitzgerald stated.

“The decision is being made on a weekly basis in Birmingham,” Fitzgerald said.

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