BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — An unidentified woman is dead after being found unresponsive in an alley on Monday, according to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. 

At 11:58 a.m. on Monday, a utility worker found an adult female lying unresponsive in the grass shoulder of an alley in the 1500 block of Alabama Avenue SW. She was pronounced dead on the scene at 12:19 p.m.

On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office notified homicide detectives that an autopsy revealed the victim had been shot.

The Birmingham Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death. There is no one in custody.