BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Coroner has identified a male teenager who was shot and killed in southwest Birmingham on Tuesday afternoon.
The victim has been identified as 16-year-old Cameron Dumas of Birmingham. He was reportedly shot twice in the chest outside of a house in the 1900 block of Alabama Avenue. Dumas died en route to the hospital.
Birmingham Police Lt. Sean Edwards says Dumas went outside of his home to meet someone in a gray vehicle. That's when Dumas was shot.
Multiple Birmingham police officers and fire officials responded to the scene. There are no suspects in custody at this time.
"The senseless murders need to cease, it's just time for them to cease and begin to respect one another and who we are," said Reverand Dexter Hazard, pastor of the New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.
The teen's shooting death prompted Birmingham's City Council to spring into action.
Council President Johnathan Austin called a "Stop the Violence" news conference Tuesday evening. He declared that city leaders are declaring a "war on crime."
Councilwoman LaShunda Scales asked Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper to address the recent rash of violent crimes.
"I guess my whole goal in talking to the community and just speaking to those individuals who look like me, there's another way to solve the problems that we have. We should not resort to crime, crime is not the first, it should not be the first, or the last option," Roper said.