Police investigating homicide in east Birmingham

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation that occurred on Tuesday in the 6500 block of Joppa Avenue.{} in the 6500 block of Joppa Avenue.{}{}{} East Precinct officers responded to the incident at approximately 5:15 p.m. to investigate a report of a person shot. Upon arrival officers located the victim lying on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded and transported the victim to UAB Hospital where the victim was pronounced deceased upon arrival.{} {}{}There are no arrests in this case. The victim's identity will be released pending notification of immediate family members.Additional information will be released as it becomes available.If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, they are encouraged to contact the Birmingham Police Department Homicide Unit at 205- 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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