BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham police are investigating after a man was fatally shot while riding his bike Thursday evening.
According to BPD, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of 4th Street Thomas on reports of a person shot at around 4:35 p.m. They arrived and found Derek Wright, 39, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The preliminary investigation found that Wright was riding his bike down the street when a car containing several suspects drove by and approached him. One suspect got out of the car and fired multiple shots, striking Wright.
The suspect then got back in the car and fled the scene. Investigators believe the shooting was a targeted attack.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call BPD at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers 205-254-7777.