Several People Shot on Alabama Interstate
Four people were injured in a shootout on I-20/59 in Birmingham, Alabama, apparently sparked by a group trying to retrieve a stolen vehicle. Two of the injured are in life-threatening condition, and a woman was taken into custody. The incident has caused significant traffic disruption, with all southbound lanes of the interstate currently closed, and police are investigating the possibility of other people involved in the shooting having fled the scene.
‘Everybody’s a suspect’: 4 hospitalized in interstate shootout involving stolen vehicle, BPD says
Last updated: 8:53 PM CST Nov 10, 2023
An interstate shootout in Birmingham involving a stolen vehicle has left four people hospitalized, according to local authorities. This incident occurred on I-20/59 near the 20th Street Ensley Exit, as per the Birmingham Police Department. Police are currently investigating the situation and have asked the public to find an alternate route due to traffic standstill on both sides of the interstate.
The confrontation began when a group tried to locate their allegedly stolen vehicle, leading to a gunfire exchange on the interstate. Two individuals are reported to be in a life-threatening condition, while the others have non-life-threatening injuries. According to the Birmingham Police Department, everyone involved in this incident is considered a suspect. Authorities are also exploring the possibility of other participants fleeing the scene.
Due to the gravity of the situation, state troopers are assisting Birmingham police in their investigation. As of now, all southbound lanes of the Interstate remain shut, affecting traffic flow. Authorities have advised motorists to consult an interactive traffic map for alternate routes. The public can also download the WVTM 13 app for free to stay updated on this developing story.
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