BPD searching for vehicle in connection to shooting that injured 2 adults and 6-year-old boy
Family said 6-year-old boy expected to make full recovery
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Birmingham Police officers are asking for help from the public to locate a vehicle in connection to a shooting that left a six-year-old little boy and two adults injured in Birmingham on November 18.
The vehicle is a 2015 White Nissan Altima 4D with black wheels. It has a registered Alabama Nurses Foundation Personalized license plate # JLPN. According to police, the vehicle was reported as stolen out of Birmingham on November 19, 2021.
The child was taken to Children’s of Alabama with life-threatening injuries, but was later upgraded to stable condition. The adults were taken to UAB with non-life threatening injuries. Authorities say another woman was in the car at the time of the shooting, but was not injured.
WBRC spoke with the little boy’s aunt on Friday. She said 6-year-old Carlos Moore made it out of surgery Friday. The aunt tells us Carlos only has intestinal damage and he will wear a colostomy bag for a while. However, the great news is he is expected to make a FULL RECOVERY, with no damage to his spine or any other major organs.
The aunt said, “God heard our prayers.”
The aunt said doctors told them Carlos was shot with one bullet, it traveled into his back and out of his stomach through the intestines. He got a leg injury from the bullets ricocheting.
His aunt said Carlos was in the car with his mother, who was not shot. The aunt said the mother’s two male friends were in the car and they were shot.
Birmingham Police called this a possible road rage situation. It happened before 4:00 p.m. in the 4400 block of 4th Avenue South.
Officers are looking for one suspect they said is armed and dangerous. The suspect was driving a white sedan.
Investigators said the victims’ vehicle was struck multiple times by gunfire and then crashed into a pole.
Shot spotter indicated over ten rounds were fired.
Friday, Dr. Walter Gonsoulin, Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools released a statement about Carlos Moore, who is a student in the school system. “We were deeply saddened to learn that one of our Chalkville Elementary students was injured Thursday in a senseless act of violence. He and his family are in our thoughts and prayers and we will do everything we can to support them during this time. Counseling is available to students and staff today.”
Early on in the investigation Birmingham Fire Rescue reported the child victim was a toddler, WBRC confirmed it is a 6-year-old boy.
WBRC crews said this is a large scene.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information that helps solve this crime.
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