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Randall Woodfin releases statement on nephew's shooting death

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Birmingham mayoral candidate Randall Woodfin released a statement Saturday on the passing of his nephew who died in a shooting in Tarrant Friday afternoon.

Police identified him as Ralph Woodfin and say the homeowner told investigators the shooting is the result of an attempted robbery.

Woodfin's statement is as follows:

My heart is heavy with the loss of my nephew Ralph Woodfin, III. My family would greatly appreciate your thoughts and prayers, and respectfully ask for privacy regarding this difficult time.

Woodfin just talked at our mayoral debate Tuesday night about the need to stop the violence in Birmingham and how gun violence took the life of his own brother back in 2012.

That brother was the father of Ralph Woodfin who died Friday afternoon.

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