BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham police are investigating the scene of a homicide Friday afternoon.
According to BPD public information officer Truman Fitzgerald, police were notified of a high number of ShotSpotter alerts near Steiner Avenue Southwest at around 3 p.m. An officer who was patrolling the area was flagged down by a citizen who told him a person had been shot.
The officer then located 44-year-old Venture Harrison of Birmingham who was lying unresponsive in a front yard with a gunshot wound. He was transported to UAB Hospital and pronounced dead.
The preliminary investigation suggests the victim and suspect may have been involved in an argument at the M&N gas station, located in the 2300 block of Pearson Avenue, where shots were initially fired. The shooting then continued into the 2300 block of Steiner Avenue Southwest, where Harrison was struck and discovered by officers.
No arrests have been made at this time. No other information is available as police continue to investigate.
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