17-year-old killed, 3 injured in late Tuesday night shooting in Birmingham

17-year-old killed, 3 injured in late Tuesday night shooting in Birmingham
Officers from the West Precinct heard multiple shots in the 1000 block of 15th Way SW just after 11 p.m. while patrolling the area. (Source: WBRC)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police are investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a 17-year-old and injured three others.

The teenager has been identified as Cyrus Montez Abrams, Jr.

Abrams was a student at Midfield High School.

It is with deepest sympathy that we bring this message. We lost of one of our beloved students, Cyrus Abrams. We are hurting as a Patriot family😢 Please pray for his family and friends. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

Posted by Midfield High on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Officers from the West Precinct heard multiple shots in the 1000 block of 15th Way SW just after 11 p.m. while patrolling the area.

Birmingham 911 Communications Division also received a Shot-spotter notification of 20 rounds fired.

Officers arrived and discovered two people shot. Abrams was found unresponsive in the courtyard of an apartment complex. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue. The other gunshot victim was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police were later told that two more people arrived at local hospitals suffering from gunshot wounds. They were taken by personal vehicles and have non life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests gunfire was exchanged among those who were wounded.

There are no suspects in custody.

Anyone who has information about this case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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