UPDATE: Woman killed, 3 others hurt in Bessemer shooting

Published: Apr. 28, 2022 at 4:49 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 29, 2022 at 11:03 AM CDT
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BESSEMER, Ala. (WBRC) - Bessemer police responded to a shooting on April 28 involving four victims.

Police say a woman was killed at the scene and three men were injured. The victims were taken to the hospital.

The woman that died has been identified as Johnnae Shyann Fuller of Bessemer. She was 23.

The shooting happened in the 1800 block of Berkley Avenue around 3:45 p.m. Lt. Christian Clemons says the victims were shot on the front porch of a house there but was unsure if any of the victims lived at the home.

Police say two men were taken by ambulance to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, while one suffered critical injuries.

WBRC spotted at least ten evidence markers with gun shell casings before they were removed by police.

Lt. Clemons says they believe the shooting was in retaliation to a previous shooting, something he adds is unfortunately common in Bessemer.

“When there’s an incident, the other side feels like they have to get back,” said Lt. Clemons. “I wish that we could just learn to get along and learn to settle our differences without using violence. There’s always another way. You can involve the police. You can involve mentors, your church friends, your family. There’s always different ways to involve it before you go to violence.”

No shooting suspects are in custody, but police say someone was arrested at the scene for disorderly conduct.

Officials are asking anyone with information about the fatal shooting to come forward.


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