Birmingham police investigating fatal shooting on Tempest Drive


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened early Monday morning that left one dead.

According to Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin, the call came after 3 a.m. at the Forest Hills Village Apartment complex in the 2600 block of Tempest Drive, where one man was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound and another was taken to UAB Hospital for a gunshot wound.

The victim was identified as Patrick Watson Jr., 39. A preliminary investigation suggests that Watson and the other man knew one another and got into a fight when shots were fight.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting or what caused the fight have not been released. The shooting is under investigation.


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