Police report 47th homicide in Birmingham

The Birmingham Police Department issued this press release to detail the 47th homicide in the city of 2009:

*To date, forty-seven (47) chargeable Homicides have been reported in the City of Birmingham during 2009, compared to sixty-two (62) at this time in 2008.*

_Homicide #47:_ Occurred on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, at approximately 11:40 p.m., at 600 Princeton Avenue Southwest, Birmingham, Alabama.

The victim has been identified as:

*B/F, 33 of Birmingham, Alabama.*

The victim's identity will be released pending notification of family.**

Officers from the West Precinct responded to 600 Princeton Avenue Southwest to investigate a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers observed Birmingham Fire and Rescue rendering aid to the victim who had suffered an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead as Birmingham Fire and Rescue transported her to U.A.B. Hospital for treatment.

This case is still under investigation. No arrests have been made.

If there is anyone who has any information pertaining to the case, they are encouraged to contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 254-7777.