BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Police are investigating a homicide that occurred early Sunday morning that left multiple people injured and one dead.
According to Truman Fitzgerald with the Birmingham Police, the shooting happened around 3 a.m. in the 800 block of 2nd Avenue North. Officers arrived and found Ja’Kia Winston, 19, of Birmingham suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene and pronounced her dead.
Four others were injured and transported to a local-area hospital. Two of the victims have life-threatening injuries.
Ronald White, 23, of Bessemer was taken into custody shortly after the shooting. Police obtained a warrant for his arrest Monday in connection with Winston’s murder. White is in custody of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and is being held on a $1,500,000 Bond.
Preliminary investigation suggests multiple parties were in a parking lot participating in exhibition driving activities including vehicle burnouts. A vehicle collision occurred, which led to an argument and shots being fired.
BPD believes there were possibly multiple shooters.
If you have any information, contact BPD at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
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