19-year-old shot in head at Hoover apartment complex parking lot


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HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — Update (1/25/21): Bessemer teen charged with murder of 19-year-old who was shot in the head at Hoover apartment complex

Original: A 19-year-old boy has been hospitalized with critical injuries after being shot in the head outside of a Hoover apartment complex.

Hoover Police officers say they were dispatched to The Woods of Hoover apartment complex around 2 a.m. Friday after receiving a call about a person who was shot in a car parked outside of the 1200 building.

Upon arrival, officers found a 19-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his head. Hoover Fire medics transported the boy, who was suffering from life-threatening injuries, to UAB Hospital.

As of Friday at noon, detectives have not yet determined a motive in this case. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Detective Drew Mims at 205-739-7274. Those who wish to remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-254-7777.

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