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Woman, 32, is shot dead while five others including a four-year-old and three teenagers are injured during gunfight at Alabama park packed with families on Easter Sunday

 A woman has been shot dead and five others, including a four-year-old, have been injured after a shootout in a crowded Alabama park on Easter Sunday.

Gunfire broke out at around 7pm in Patton Park, Birmingham, where hundreds of families had gathered.

The woman, 32, who cops believe was an innocent bystander, was found dead in the backseat of her car after she was shot in the head.

A woman has been shot dead and five others, including a four-year-old, have been injured after a shootout in Patton Park (pictured) on Easter Sunday

A woman has been shot dead and five others, including a four-year-old, have been injured after a shootout in Patton Park (pictured) on Easter Sunday

Gunfire broke out at around 7pm in Patton Park, Birmingham , where hundreds of families had gathered

Gunfire broke out at around 7pm in Patton Park, Birmingham , where hundreds of families had gathered

A 21-year-old, a 17-year-old, a 16-year-old boy who was shot in the hip, a 15-year-old and a 4-year-old were struck by the gunfire. 


Two of them were taken to hospital in a serious condition while a third suffered life-threatening injuries. 


Birmingham police said a group of men had an altercation which led to the deadly shootout.

Witnesses said there were around 1,000 people in the park at the time of the gunfight. 

 

According to Alabama Local two women were sitting on a blue Dodge Charger when someone opened fire, striking the car and the two women.

After the first gunshots, a number of people started firing in different directions as people started to flee with police and ambulances struggling to enter the park

After the first gunshots, a number of people started firing in different directions as people started to flee with police and ambulances struggling to enter the park

One of them was struck in the chest and the other was the casualty, witnesses said.

After the first gunshots, a number of people started firing in different directions as people started to flee with police and ambulances struggling to enter the park.

The witness said: 'They didn’t even know what they were shooting at.' 

Birmingham Police Sgt. Rod Mauldin said there are no suspects in custody yet.

Appealing for information, he said: 'This park was full of people, full of families and we know people saw things today.'

'We need people to come forward with any information you have concerning this incident. No matter how big or small you think it is, its valuable to us tonight. We need descriptions. We need names.'   

1 comment:

  1. I believe Patton Park is a Black neighborhood, I expect the murderers and the victims are Black and that any witnesses are Black and will be to afraid to come forward for fear of retribution. In the Black community if you inform on Black criminals you are considered a traitor to your race. The paltry $10K reward is not worth the risk. They need to offer a more substantial reward and full witness protection including relocation.

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