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Woman dies while seeking help for gunshot wound

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Birmingham police are investigating the shooting death of a woman. 

The woman, a black woman in her 30s, was found on 5th Avenue North and 84th Street North. She had one gunshot wound to the leg. Police say she died while trying to get help. 

"It looks like from the blood trail, a lot of times if a round strikes the body and it hits a particular artery, if you don't get assistance and get pressure on that wound immediately you stand a chance of bleeding out," Lt. Sean Edwards of the Birmingham Police Department said. "That's what it appeared. We think probably if she would have gotten some assistance sooner, she probably could have been saved." 

Investigators say they found shell casings and a blood trail on the scene. They believe she died between midnight and 8 a.m.

Public works is on the scene helping detectives clear the overgrown field where the casings and blood were found so evidence can be collected. 

No suspects are in custody at this time. 

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