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1 child, 2 adults shot in Birmingham; woman later dies from injuries

The shooting happened just before 9:30 p.m.
The shooting happened just before 9:30 p.m.(WBRC)
Published: May. 23, 2021 at 3:17 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 13, 2021 at 11:17 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police are investigating a shooting that left one child and two adults injured on May 22. One of the adults later died.

Authorities have identified the victim as 27-year-old Sheila Chantel Johnson. Police say Johnson succumbed to her injuries on July 12.

The shooting happened on 83rd Street North and 1st Avenue North just before 9:30 p.m.

Police say two adults and three children all from the same family were in a vehicle. One child was shot twice.

Another man and a woman were also injured in the shooting and have life-threatening injuries.

Originally, Birmingham Police said the woman injured in the shooting had passed away. However, they have now informed us that she is listed in critical condition.

Police believe another vehicle drove up beside the victims’ vehicle and started shooting.

No suspects are in custody. Police say the preliminary investigation suggests the motive in this case is still unclear.

If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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