Birmingham police: 13-year-old girl grazed by bullet

Birmingham police: 13-year-old girl grazed by bullet

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham police are investigating a shooting after a teen girl was grazed by a bullet in the 1700 block of 28th Street Ensley on Monday night.

The shooting happened around 7:35 p.m. Police said the 13-year-old victim was taken to Children's of Alabama hospital with non-life-threatening injuries as a precaution.

Police originally reported that the teen was riding in a vehicle with another teen and an adult when a gun was fired in the car.

At 9 p.m. Monday, Lt. Sean Edwards provided an update saying that a group of 13-year-olds were hanging out in a parked car in front of a home when one of them pulled out a gun to show off.

The gun was accidentally discharged and grazed a female victim on the buttocks.

The 13-year-old who had the gun ran from the scene before officers arrived, according to Lt. Edwards. He says all parents were notified and the children were released to their guardians.

He says no one is in custody or is being charged at this time.

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