WATCH: Mayor Woodfin puts Birmingham businesses on notice to keep establishments safe for patrons

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin held a press conference Tuesday morning to address multiple topics.

Mayor Woodfin put all Birmingham businesses on notice for their ability to keep their patrons safe after acknowledged the death of Lykeria Briana Taylor, 21 of Birmingham, who was shot and killed after leaving a nightclub early Sunday morning.

He also reminded the public of the $25,000 reward leading to the arrests of suspects connected to children involved shootings. In six child shooting cases, only one suspect has been arrested.

Four months ago, 2-year-old Major Turner was shot and killed after an unknown suspect fired shots into their residence. Turner’s mother was also injured in the shooting.

On March 9, the Birmingham City Council approved a bid for demolition of former Banks High School and the mayor announced that the demolition process will begin next week. The $380,000 project is expected to take two months to complete.

Also, Mayor Woodfin and reminded the public of the Juneteenth celebrations that will take place around the city of Birmingham on June 19, including a festival and parade that will be held at Kelly Ingram Park.

The full press conference can be watched in the video player above.

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