Police: Ex-boyfriend opens fire on 3, killing 1

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Latest Update — 9 p.m.

The victim in this homicide investigation has been identified as Loretta Frazier, 65 years old of Birmingham, Alabama.

The gunman has been identified as Derick Williams, 40 of Birmingham, Alabama.

The preliminary investigation suggest Williams, who was in a previous romantic relationship with the surviving female, came to the location and shot all three people inside, Birmingham PD reports. The wounded male victim inside was able to return fire fatally wounding Williams.

The investigation indicates a domestic report was filed at this location within the last 24 hours and there has been a history of domestic-related incidents.

Updates will be provided as this case develops.

The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened in the 1100 block of 12th Street North Tuesday morning that left two dead –including the alleged gunman– and two injured.

According to Sgt. Rod Mauldin, officers were called to a residence around 11 a.m. on reports of people being shot. Once on the scene, officers discovered a man deceased on the front lawn of the home.

Authorities then entered the residence and discovered a woman who was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other individuals were also found suffering from gunshot wounds. BPD says a woman has life-threatening injuries and a man has non-life-threatening injuries. Both were taken to UAB Hospital for treatment.

After an initial investigation, the ex-boyfriend of one of the victims came to the residence for an undisclosed reason and shot the three individuals. One of the victims was able to return fire and struck the shooter, killing him after he attempted to flee.

BPD officers say a “domestic incident report” was filed within the last 24 hours.

No other information has been released at this time.

Stay with CBS 42 as this is an ongoing story.


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