UPDATE: Birmingham police ID homicide victim who was shot, then wrecked his car

UPDATE: Birmingham police ID homicide victim who was shot, then wrecked his car
Source: WBRC video
Source: WBRC video

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham police have identified a man who died after being shot and then wrecking his car on Tuesday.

Police identified the victim as Reginald Bailey, a 27-year-old man from Birmingham.

Officers got a call about a car crash at 11:24 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20. When police arrived on the scene, they found a man had been shot in the car that wrecked near 4th Court and 4th Street West.

Police believe the shooting happened about a block away.

Lt. Sean Edwards said Bailey was driving a green 1988 Chevy Monte Carole when a black Chevrolet pickup truck pulled up next to him and someone fired several shots into his car.

Edwards said Bailey managed to drive about a block before he crashed into a telephone pole and a fire hydrant, causing the car to flip over.

The victim died on the scene, Edwards said.

Edwards said it appears the suspects knew the victim.

"This was definitely a targeted incident, not a random act at all," Edward said.

Police have not yet determined a motive.

Neighbors said they heard several shots and the crash. They tried to help the man while they waited for medics and police to arrive.

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