70-year-old man dies, caught in the crossfire in a Birmingham shooting

70-year-old man dies, caught in the crossfire in a Birmingham shooting
(Source: Gray News)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A 70-year-old Birmingham man died Friday after investigators say he was caught in the crossfire.

Detectives says the victim is Larry Pettway of Birmingham.

At approximately 7:15 p.m., officers from the West Precinct responded to 17TH Street and Jefferson Avenue SW on a call of a person shot.

Officers arrived and discovered the victim lying on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound.

Pettway was taken to UAB hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests the shots were fired from a nearby area and the victim was caught in the crossfire.

There are no suspect(s) in custody in this homicide.

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