Victim in deadly east Birmingham shooting identified


(CBS 42)

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a shooting on the east side of town that killed one person Tuesday.

According to Sgt. Rod Mauldin with the BPD, officers with the East Precinct responded to a call of a person shot around 3:30 p.m. in the 7900 block of 3rd Avenue North. Around the same time, an alert from ShotSpotter came in about 12 rounds being fired in that area.

The victim has been identified as Kenneth Wayne Austin Jr., 26, of Birmingham. BPD says he was standing next to a vehicle when unknown suspects fired the shots. He was taken to UAB Hospital but later succumb to his injuries.

There are no suspects in custody at this time.

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