BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: Homewood detectives obtained a murder warrant through the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office on Kerry Austin-Thornton, 21, of Birmingham. He will be transferred to the Jefferson County Jail and held on a $60,000 bond.
ORIGINAL: Suspect fires gun at church recreation center in Homewood
Police are investigating a shooting that happened at a church recreation center in Homewood Thursday morning.
According to the Homewood Police Department, a suspect fired a gun in the Dawson Baptist Recreation Center at approximately 9:39 a.m. Thursday. The suspect then reportedly left the scene in a car.
Due to the shooting, Edgewood Elementary School was put in high alert.
“It appears the shooting is the result of an argument over a basketball game,” Sgt. John Carr of the HPD said in a statement.
No injuries were reported at the center.