2 shot, killed in Southwest Birmingham identified

Crime

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of the two men who were shot and killed in Southwest Birmingham Friday night.

Anthony Murray, 22, and Ronald Deshawn Smith, Jr., 24, were reportedly shot and killed on the 1100 block of 33d Street Southwest in Birmingham just after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The investigation is ongoing.

Stay with CBS 42 for updates as this story is developing.

ORIGINAL: Two men are dead and two more are injured following a shooting in the southwest part of the city, according to police.

A social media post made just before 7 p.m. Friday by Birmingham Police Department said the investigation is taking place in the 1100 block of 33rd St. SW.

Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin, a public information officer with the Birmingham Police Department, said that around 6:30 Friday, officers responded after their ShotSpotter equipment detected over 30 gunshots in the southwest part of the city. When police arrived, Mauldin said, they found two men outside a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds, which he described as non life-threatening. They were transported to UAB.

Police then found two other men in the back seat of the vehicle, both dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

Mauldin said multiple weapons were recovered from the scene. He said three vehicles in total were pierced by gunfire in the incident.

He said the situation is under control, but it’s unclear whether all gunfire came from the four injured in the shooting.

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