BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police are investigating the double shooting of a mother and a 2-year-old boy at a home in the Wenonah community Thursday night.
Police said 2-year-old Major Noah Omari Turner was in serious condition after the shooting. Jefferson County Coroner Bill Yates confirmed on Friday that the toddler died at 2:45 a.m. at Children’s Hospital.
Police say the mother was transported to UAB Hospital for treatment and released.
The incident occurred in the 2900 block of John Bryan Rd SW in the Kimbrough Homes Housing Community.
The family is asking for prayers and to stop gun violence.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward in the case.
Follow this link to the gofundme set up for the family and memorial services.
Preliminary investigation indicates the suspect(s) fired several rounds into the apartment from outside and fled the scene, according to police.
No suspects are in custody at this time.
Housing Authority president and CEO President/CEO, David A. Northern, Sr. released the following statement concerning the shooting:
Last night, a terrible tragedy occurred in our Kimbrough Homes community on the western side of the city. 2-year-old Major Turner was taken from us in a senseless act of violence. His mother was also wounded in the crime. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and neighbors. We would also like to wish his mother a speedy recovery.
I visited Kimbrough Homes this morning with other HABD team members. During my visit I spoke with the Resident Council President and clients in the community who are shocked and heartbroken. To help address the impact of this sad moment, we’ve provided access to grief counseling to Kimbrough Homes to help those neighbors effected by this painful event. The counselors will remain prepared to provide counseling services and resources.
Every resource at our disposal is being used to assist the Birmingham Police Department in bringing these murderers to justice. We have communicated with the Mayor’s office as well to offer any assistance we can to the investigation of this tragedy. We are confident that justice will be served in this case and that these criminals responsible for taking this child’s life will be arrested.
Lastly, we would like to encourage anyone with any information on the crime that took this child away from our community to please contact the Birmingham Police Department. The children of our communities deserve to be safe and secure from such violence. Please speak up. If you saw something, or know something, please say something.
This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be provided when it is available.
If anyone has information pertaining to this case, please contact the BPD Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.