“He was lying in a pool of blood”: Neighbor speaks about finding man shot to death in Avondale apartment.

“He was lying in a pool of blood”: Neighbor speaks about finding man shot to death in Avondale apartment.
Man shot and killed in Birmingham apartment (Source: WBRC)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police are looking for the person who shot and killed a man inside an Avondale apartment.

The gruesome discovery happened Wednesday morning. Birmingham police say officers got the call of a person shot at 4218 5th avenue South around 11:30 a.m.

When officers got on the scene they found Kyre Robinson, 26, inside of unit D, suffering from a gunshot wound. Robinson died at the scene.

Wednesday night, neighbors stood outside the apartment building which sits across the street from Avondale Park.

Kimberly Sims said in the five years she’s lived in Avondale, she’s never witnessed anything like it.

“It was puddles of blood all around him,” said Sims.

After hearing piercing screams coming from down stairs, Sims said she ran out of her apartment unit to find Robinson shot to death.

“He was in the kitchen,” said Sims.

Sims didn’t know Robinson well. She said she’d only seen him in passing.

Robinson’s girlfriend initially found him, according to Sims.

“She told me that she went to the store. She said she called him about 10:30 a.m. to see what he wanted and I guess she said he didn’t answer the phone,” said Sims.

Another neighbor, who did not want to be identified was shocked because Avondale had been on the upswing with new restaurants and businesses moving in just steps away.

“Nothing bad really happens around here, so it’s pretty surprising,” said another neighbor.

According to Sims, things have taken a turn for the worst the last couple of months she’s now thinking about moving out.

“It’s too close to home,” complained Sims.

Sims says she did not know her neighbor well.

Investigators have not make an arrest and say they have very limited information about what happened. If you were in the apartment complex or immediate area and heard anything, call Birmingham Police at (205) 254-1700 or CrimeStoppers at (205) 254-7777.

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