Man almost avoids drive-by shooting

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A Birmingham man who almost avoided a shooting ended up getting hit.

Police responded to a drive-by shooting Tuesday night before 9:00 p.m.

Officers say the victim was on the front porch of a home on Smithfield Drive in Dolomite, when bullets started flying. He tried to get to safety, but was hit once he got into the house.

The victim was rushed to UAB Hospital. There is no word on his condition.