UAB releases new info after 20-year-old student fatally shot in car

Updated: Dec. 18, 2020 at 8:58 AM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Police in Birmingham are investigating a homicide after a woman from Trussville arrived at Children’s Hospital with gunshot wounds.

Police say the victim arrived at approximately 9:40 p.m. Thursday. Staff pronounced the victim deceased at 10:10 p.m.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Destiny Danielle Washington.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was shot inside a vehicle while in the parking lot of Hill University Center in the 1400 block of University Blvd.

UAB confirmed Friday morning that the victim is a student. A statement released by the university says it’s believed the victim was meeting someone to sell headphones.

“We are devastated that tragedy hit the UAB family overnight,” the statement says in part.

Detectives have not established a motive or released any information on a suspect.

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