Juvenile, adult shot in Ensley; Adult victim found in U-Haul on interstate

Shooting victim found in U-Haul on I-20/59; juvenile also shot in Ensley area
Published: Jul. 12, 2022 at 2:45 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 12, 2022 at 4:05 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A juvenile and a man were shot in the Ensley area of Birmingham Tuesday and one of them was found in a U-Haul truck on I-20/59, according to Birmingham Police.

Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin with Birmingham PD said just after 1:00 p.m., officers responded to the 2500 block of 21st Street Ensley on multiple rounds fired. Upon arrival officers were notified the wounded victims left the scene.

A juvenile was taken by private vehicle to Fire Station 16 located at 2000 Avenue I, according to Birmingham Police. Birmingham Fire and Rescue took the victim to Children’s Hospital of Alabama. The child was listed in stable condition.

Another victim driving a U-Haul truck left the location and stopped on I-59 South. An officer observed the vehicle and called medical assistance. Birmingham Fire and Rescue transported the adult male to UAB Hospital. He was listed in stable condition, according to Birmingham Police.

The preliminary investigation suggests multiple rounds were exchanged in the 2500 block of 21st Street. The shooting stemmed from an incident initiated in a neighboring jurisdiction, according to officers.

The incident and police activity closed several lanes on I-20/59 for more than an hour.

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Officers said one person was taken into custody on an unrelated felony warrant. Detectives are investigating his involvement in this incident. It is unknown who was the intended target. This is an ongoing investigation.

I-20/59 EB @ MP119.6 before Exit 120 Ensley Ave/20th St Ensley in Jefferson County.
I-20/59 EB @ MP119.6 before Exit 120 Ensley Ave/20th St Ensley in Jefferson County.(ALGO Traffic)

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