B’ham police investigating 2 homicides Saturday in Smithfield community

B’ham police investigating 2 homicides Saturday in Smithfield community
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham police are investigating two homicides in the Smithfield neighborhood.

One shooting was on Center Street near 8th Ave. North.

Police on the scene say a single shot was heard and the victim ran from the scene then collapsed and died.

The second shooting occurred around 11:25 p.m. at 3rd Ave. West and 1st Street West. Arriving officers found the victim lying in a grassy area suffering multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as 31-year-old Christopher Watson, was transported to UAB Hospital where he later died.

There are no suspects in custody for either shooting.

We will provide more information when it is available.

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