Victim found shot, dead in apartment fire, homicide investigation underway

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police Department is investigating an apartment fire where a victim was found dead suffering from a gunshot wound Thursday night.

Around 9:40 pm, officers responded to a report of an apartment fire on the 100 block of Woodstation Place.

Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and extinguished the flames. They searched the apartment where they found a victim lying unresponsive near a doorway. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

No suspects are in custody at this time. An autopsy will be performed on the victim to discover a cause of death.

No other information has been released. Stay with CBS 42 as this is an ongoing story.

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