Man, woman killed in shooting at Easter gathering in Bessemer

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — A man and woman were killed in Bessemer on Easter Sunday, according to authorities.

The Bessemer Police Department responded to a shooting on the 80 block of 1st Ave North just after 7 p.m. Officers arrived to find two victims, a man and woman, lying in a front yard suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police say the two were not in a dating relationship, but the woman was the sister of the man’s girlfriend. He was pronounced dead at the scene, while the woman was transported to UAB West where she was later pronounced dead.

One of the victims have been identified as Kamisha Davis, 27, of Bessemer, according to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. The second victim’s identity is being withheld until family has been notified.

The area where the shooting occurred had a large number of people attending an Easter family function, Bessemer PD said. Several people have been interviewed and are cooperating with investigators.

No suspects are in custody at this time, but detectives have ruled this incident a homicide.

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