BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham police are investigating the scene of a homicide Thursday night.
BPD officers responded to calls of a person shot in the 1400 block of Brighton Road at around 9:30 p.m. Officers then discovered the victim, later identified as 47-year-old Anthony Knight, lying unresponsive in a vehicle with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The preliminary investigation suggests Knight was driving when a vehicle pulled alongside of his and a suspect fired multiple rounds at his vehicle before fleeing the scene. It’s believed that Knight was followed and targeted, according to BPD.
No other details are available as police continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact BPD at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.