Body found near Miles College

A body found at 504 56th street in Birmingham is being investigated as a homicide by the Fairfield Police Department.

Chief Leon Davis says the body was discovered at 9:15 Thursday morning in the backyard of a home at 504 56th street.{} The scene is only two blocks from Miles College.

Although the man has not been identified Fairfield Police confirmed the victim died from an apparent gunshot wound.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.