Drive-by shooting leaves one dead in Birmingham

Detectives with the Birmingham Police Department are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred around midnight Wednesday night in the 1600 Block of Jefferson Avenue Southwest.

Officers from the West Precinct responded to the location on reports of a person being shot. When they arrived, officers found the victim suffering from a gunshot would to the chest. The victim was transported to UAB hospital where he died from his injury.

Detectives learned that the victim was standing outside his apartment, talking with a friend when someone fired several shots from a dark colored SUV. The victim was hit and the vehicle fled the scene.

Detectives also found out that the victim had some problems with another male from the area. The victim's identity will be released after his family has been notified.