Fatal shooting under investigation on 10th Avenue in Wylam, victim identified


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (9 a.m.): The following has been released by the Birmingham Police Department: Officers from the west precinct responded to the 1000 block of Gulfport Street in Wylam to investigate a shot spotter call. When officers responded, they received additional calls from citizens in the area that shots were fired.

Upon arrival, they found a person lying on the edge of the roadway unresponsive and suffering a gunshot wound. The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Calvin Deonte Vance of Birmingham, Alabama.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived along with the Jefferson County Coroner and pronounced Vance deceased on the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

At 8:50 p.m. police arrived at the scene of 10th Avenue and Gulfport Street and found a person unresponsive lying in the street, suffering from a gunshot wound. The person was pronounced dead on the scene.

There is no suspect in custody and a no motive available at this time.

We are working to gather more information. Check back for updates.

If you know information regarding this case, Birmingham police encourage you to call CrimeStoppers at 205-254-7777.

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