17-year-old from Pleasant Grove shot and killed in drive-by shooting in Birmingham

A man was shot and killed on Jefferson Avenue Wednesday night.
A man was shot and killed on Jefferson Avenue Wednesday night.(WBRC)
Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 7:46 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police are investigating a deadly drive-by shooting that killed a teenager.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 17-year-old James Williams of Pleasant Grove.

West Precinct officers responded to a call of a person shot at 2737 Jefferson Avenue around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

When officers arrived on the scene they found Williams suffering from a gunshot wound. He later died at UAB Hospital.

A preliminary investigation indicates Williams was at the location to visit a friend. While waiting in the courtyard a suspect fired shots from a vehicle, according to police.

No arrests have been made.

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

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