4 individuals had been injured in a “shootout” Friday afternoon on a busy freeway in Birmingham, Alabama, police stated.

A lady who is taken into account an individual of curiosity is in custody, police stated.

The incident occurred southbound on Interstate 59 on the twentieth Avenue Ensley exit round 4:40 p.m. native time, Birmingham police stated.

PHOTO: Police respond to a shooting on Interstate 59 in Birmingham, Alabama, Nov. 10, 2023.

Police reply to a capturing on Interstate 59 in Birmingham, Alabama, Nov. 10, 2023.


The capturing is believed to have stemmed from a confrontation over an alleged stolen automobile, Birmingham Officer Truman Fitzgerald stated.

“We imagine {that a} group of people noticed their stolen automobile, or alleged stolen automobile, they usually started following that automobile,” Fitzgerald informed reporters throughout a press briefing.

“This celebration sees their doable stolen automobile they usually took it upon themselves to confront this group. A shootout ensued between each teams,” he continued.

4 males had been shot, all of whom had been concerned within the metropolis, Fitzgerald stated. No bystanders had been injured, he stated.

Responding officers discovered two males on the scene with suspected life-threatening accidents, Fitzgerald stated. They had been touring within the alleged stolen automobile, which was disabled within the capturing, he stated. Birmingham Fireplace & Rescue transported them to UAB Hospital.

The opposite two capturing victims self-transported to UAB Hospital with non-life-threatening accidents, Fitzgerald stated.

The 4 capturing victims are thought of suspects, Fitzgerald stated. Their ages weren’t instantly obtainable.

The particular person of curiosity is believed to have been within the celebration that confronted the alleged stolen automobile, he stated.

Police don’t but know what number of pictures had been fired.

“It was a big shootout,” Fitzgerald stated.

Each events are believed to have traveled to Birmingham from a neighboring metropolis, based on Fitzgerald, who declined to establish the town at the moment.

The interstate is shut down indefinitely amid the investigation and police are working to reroute drivers.

Fitzgerald decried the freeway capturing.

“If this was the case that this celebration noticed their doable stoeln automobile, all they needed to do was name 911,” he stated. “That is why we placed on that uniform and that bullet-proof vest, to be put in these conditions. However right here you could have somebody that probably took it upon themselves to confront a bunch, and now right here you could have a shootout on the interstate at 4:40 pm.”

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