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Birmingham police investigating shooting in Smithfield community

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© Birmingham Police and rescue workers at the scene of a shooting at 517 10th Court North. (abc3340.com) © Birmingham Police and rescue workers at the scene of a shooting at 517 10th Court North. (abc3340.com)

The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened around 3 p.m. in the Smithfield community on Friday.

Officers found a victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound at 1049 5th Street North, near the west elbow of Malfunction Junction today. Police believe the shooting occurred nearby at the intersection of  5th Place N. and 10th Court N. and officers are currently at both locations collecting evidence.

The victim is considered to have suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to the Trauma Unit at UAB Hospital. Police currently do not have a suspect in custody.

ABC 33/40 has a crew at the scene and we will provide updates as more information is made available.

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