BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead and one woman injured Monday afternoon.
According to BPD, officers responded to a ShotSpotter call just after 3 p.m. in the 1100 block of 40th Street in Ensley. The alert reported that 21 rounds were fired.
Once on the scene, officers discovered a white van that had been struck multiple times by gunfire. Inside the vehicle, authorities found a man unresponsive in the driver’s seat and a woman in the passenger’s seat. Both were suffering from gunshot wounds.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was transported to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries. A preliminary investigation by BPD suggests the two victims were sitting in the parked van when suspects fired the rounds into the vehicle.
“It appears that the victim was targeted,” Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin said at the scene.
The deceased victim was later identified as Michael Lazaria Arrington, 37, of Birmingham.
No suspects have been arrested at this time. Stay with CBS 42 as this is a developing story.