Birmingham PD: Child shot Tuesday night in Ensley

Birmingham PD: Child shot Tuesday evening in Ensley neighborhood
Birmingham PD: Child shot Tuesday evening in Ensley neighborhood(WBRC)
Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 10:57 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A child was shot in the Ensley neighborhood of Birmingham late Tuesday evening, according to the Birmingham Police Department.

The incident happened in the 1400 block of Warrior Road. The primary investigation indicates occupants of two vehicles were involved in a shootout when one vehicle lost control and was disabled after striking the curb.

According to police, a family driving down the road noticed the wrecked SUV and stopped to see what was going on.

Police say that’s when there were gunshots from another vehicle. One of those shots hit an 8-year-old girl. She was transported to Children’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to police, the automobile where the gunfire came from sped off.

No suspects are in custody. Police continue to investigate.

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