1 dead in west Birmingham shooting on Tuscaloosa Avenue


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead Saturday afternoon.

The victim has been identified as Rickey Lane Hunter, 48 of Birmingham.

Around 2 p.m., police officers from the West Precinct responded to the 1500 block of Tuscaloosa Avenue SW.

Once officers arrived they found one victim unresponsive and suffering a gunshot wound, police tell CBS 42. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time, there are no suspects in custody. And detectives have not established a clear motive in the shooting.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back for updates.

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