BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police say a suspect is in custody after a 4-year-old girl was struck by a stray bullet Sunday night.
The child was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police say the shooting stemmed from an argument between two people near Joppa Ave. in Gate City. The suspects began shooting at each other, when a stray bullet went into a nearby apartment, striking a 4-year-old child in the head.
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin held a press conference Monday and said the victim, Jurnee, came from bed to get something to drink when the stray bullet hit her. He added Jurnee’s favorite color is purple and she loves chicken pot pie. She’s looking forward to attending pre-K at Hayes.
"In no form, in no way, in no shape, in no instance, should a four year old be shot. And that’s tragic. And it’s not acceptable. And there is only one person to look too, to blame, and that’s the shooter,” said Mayor Randall Woodfin, City of Birmingham.