Numerous deaths reported in Jefferson Co. during holiday weekend

Numerous deaths reported in Jefferson Co. during holiday weekend
(Source: Gray News, file)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - It was a deadly holiday weekend in Jefferson County, with six people dying between Saturday morning and the early hours of Tuesday.

There were two fatal shootings, including 34-year-old Sharod Harrison being killed outside a club in Ensley just before 6 a.m. Saturday. Birmingham police are still investigating the shooting and no one is in custody.

Police are also investigating the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Marquency JaJuan Primm, who officials say was shot during a fight Monday afternoon. He was transported to UAB Hospital and died Tuesday just after 3:30 a.m.

On Monday, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office also identified two people who died in car accidents over the weekend.

On Friday, 58-year-old Eric Clyde Gilbert was walking in the 1000 block of 3rd Avenue North when he was hit by a vehicle. He was taken to UAB Hospital but died two days later.

Early Saturday morning, 31-year-old Charles Macon Jace Wade’s motorcycle collided with a concrete barricade on I-59/20 near the I-65 interchange. The decedent was ejected from his motorcycle during the accident.

On Tuesday the coroner’s office released the identity of two victims in an accident that happened Sunday night. Around 6:45 p.m. a Toyota Tacoma rear-ended a Cadillac, causing the truck to flip multiple times. Juan Carlos Cifuentes,20, and 18-year-old Henry Carlos Merida Cano were traveling in the Tacoma and died at the scene.

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