Birmingham Police investigating homicide on 5th Ave N, victim identified

Birmingham Police investigating homicide on 5th Avenue North. ( | Stephen Quinn)

UPDATE: The Jefferson County coroner identified a shooting victim found in East Lake as 33 year old Tacorya Najuan Love.

The woman found was found with a gunshot wound to the leg yesterday morning


A woman in her late 30's was found dead Monday morning in the East Lake community said Birmingham Police.

Investigators confirmed the woman died from a gunshot wound to the leg. She was discovered outside a house on the 8300 Block of 5th Avenue North. Police say they believe the shooting happened Sunday night.

Investigators have not yet been able to identify the victim. The shooting appeared to happen a block away from where she was found based on shell casings and other evidence. Police say the woman attempted to reach the house on 5th Avenue to seek medical help.

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