By Carol Robinson | firstname.lastname@example.org
Six people – including an off-duty Birmingham police officer – were shot at an Ensley motorcycle club.
One person was killed in the shooting. Police said that all five surviving victims – including the officer – have non-life-threatening injuries
The shooting happened shortly before midnight Saturday at #1 Stunnas Motor Sport Club on 18th Street. Police responded to the scene after multiple shots rang out there. Birmingham police Sgt. Rod Mauldin said it wasn’t immediately clear whether the gunfire happened inside or outside of the club.
When officers arrived, they found the six wounded victims, all of whom were taken to the hospital. The person who died has not yet been identified. That person died at the hospital.
The off-duty officer, who police also have not yet named, was shot twice, once in the leg and once in the upper body but he is expected to recover.
Mauldin said the officer, as well as the other five victims, were patrons of the club at the time of the shooting. He said investigators don’t yet know how many people fired shots. No suspects are in custody.
As for a motive, authorities said the gunfire erupted during an altercation, but the nature of that dispute has not yet been uncovered.
Police have blocked off a two-block wide perimeter surrounding the business. The Alabama Bureau of Investigation has been called to the scene to lead the probe.
The deadly shooting is Birmingham’s 74th homicide in 2020. Of those, nine have been ruled justifiable and one accidental and therefore are not deemed criminal. In all of Jefferson County, there have been 104 homicides, including the 74 in Birmingham.
Anyone with information is asked to call Birmingham homicide detectives at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.