BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police Department reports two young girls who were shot Monday afternoon at Valley Road Place.
According to Sgt. Rod Mauldin, the shooting happened before 4 p.m. at Valley Road Place, where a 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl were shot as they were in a car. The two girls were later taken to a residence in the 4800 block of Court I near Belview Heights.
“We have to continue to investigate because we want to make sure the people responsible for this is off the streets so we’re gathering additional evidence, speaking to witnesses in the area of both locations and we want to get these people off the streets,” Mauldin said.
Mauldin said the 14-year-old was shot in the back while the 12-year-old was grazed by a bullet. Both girls were taken to Children’s of Alabama. Their conditions are not known.
“I want everybody to get angry and everybody to get upset,” said community activist Harry ‘Traveling Shoes’ Turner of Traveling Shoes Ministries. “It takes a village, and the village is everybody from the mayor’s office all the way down to the next-door neighbor.”
Turner said he does not want this to become the norm in the community.
“We cannot take this murderous spirit as a normality because it’s not,” he said. “Fourteen- and 13-year-olds are not supposed to get shot at two o’clock in the afternoon.”
There are no suspects in custody. Police are searching for a black sedan with tinted windows. Anyone with information on the shooting is encouraged to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
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