A shooting in Birmingham on Easter Sunday killed a 32-year-old woman and injured at least five people, including four teenagers.
According to the authorities, the shooting occurred at WC Patton Park at 7pm. The Birmingham Fire and Rescue Department transported three victims, and the other two arrived at the hospital by private car. Initially, fire officials said that two of them were injured in serious condition and another was injured. Birmingham police sergeant Rod Mauldin then said that all surviving victims are currently stable.
Except for the 32-year-old woman who was killed, the other injured victims were 21
According to reports, the woman killed was shot to the head. The 16-year-old boy who was shot in the right hip. Another woman was shot in the chest. It is not clear which victim she was.
Witnesses said that there were about 1,000 people celebrating Easter in the park, and many people had barbecues and meals with their families. She said that when someone opened fire, two women were sitting on top of the blue Dodge Charger, hitting the charger and two women. Witnesses said that one of the women was someone the authorities said was shot. Witnesses said that the other person was the deceased. She was pronounced dead in the back seat of the vehicle.
Witnesses said that one person opened fire, and then several people started shooting in different directions. She saw people running and leaving, so the police and ambulances had trouble entering. “They didn’t even know they were shooting,” she said, estimated to have fired about 100 shots.
Mording said investigators believed that a dispute between a group of men had caused gunshots. It is believed that most of the victims are innocent bystanders.
“This park is full of people, families everywhere, and we know people see things,” Malding said. “We need people to provide any information about this event. No matter how big you think it is, it will be valuable to us tonight. We need descriptions. We need names.”
Patton Park has long been a meeting place for Sundays. Despite the troubles among the crowd in the past, the police said that there have been no problems there for a long time. “But today is a major issue,” Malding said.
He said: “When this happens, we must stand up for our community.” “This is a park full of people. There are a few children in the park tonight.”
Molding said this type of violence has frustrated the community. He said: “People want to come to our park to have fun and enjoy their families,” “These suspects choose to put everyone at risk.”
Molding said: “This incident just shows that we still have a lot of work to do.”
Anyone requesting information calls the Birmingham Police at 205-254-1764, or the Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
This article will be updated.