Police: Argument between neighbors ends in shooting, victim suffers life-threatening injuries

Shooting happened in South East Lake neighborhood of Birmingham
Birmingham PD investigates shooting in South East Lake
Birmingham PD investigates shooting in South East Lake(WBRC)
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 3:37 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 4:20 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a shooting they say happened after an argument between neighbors escalated in the South East Lake neighborhood of the city.

Police were called to the 800 block of 78th Street South after a report of a person shot.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a man suffering a gunshot wound inside a vehicle. They say it appears the victim was about to be taken by car for treatment.

That’s when Birmingham Fire & Rescue was called to the scene. They transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of what police are calling life-threatening injuries.

Police say their initial investigation shows this shooting happened after an argument between two neighbors escalated from a verbal argument to a physical argument which ended with shots fired.

Officials say a person of interest is in custody and will be interviewed by detectives.

We’re told it appears there was a history of disagreements between the two neighbors.

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