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Names released of 17-year-old twin brothers shot and killed in Wylam; mother wounded (Update)

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Jonathan Berry, 17, and his twin brother, Jeremi, were killed Friday night at a residence in the 700 block of Attalla Street in Wylam. (abc3340.com) Jonathan Berry, 17, and his twin brother, Jeremi, were killed Friday night at a residence in the 700 block of Attalla Street in Wylam. (abc3340.com)
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The Birmingham Police Department has released more information about the triple shooting in Wylam Friday night that left twin brothers dead and their mother wounded.

Jonathan Berry, 17, and his twin brother, Jeremi, were shot and killed at their home located at 736 Attalla Street at around 11:30 p.m. Just before the fatal shootings, the suspects shot the brothers' mother as she attempted to flee the scene in her vehicle before crashing in a neighbor's yard. She was transported to an area hospital, where she is expected to recover from her injuries sustained in the shooting.

Neighbors say other children were inside the home at the time of the shooting, though there are conflicting reports regarding how many.

Birmingham homicide investigators believe this was a premeditated murder and not a random act of violence. Anyone with information regarding the shootings is asked to contact the homicide unit at 205- 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 254-7777.

Update:

Relatives have confirmed that the two shot and killed Friday night are 17-year-old twins. The third victim found shot in a vehicle nearby the home has been identified as the boys' mother.

In a two-week span and with the latest killings, Birmingham police have now investigated 12 deaths, 11 of which have been homicides. One fatal shooting was ruled accidental earlier this week.

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Two men are dead and one woman injured after a shooting Friday night in Wylam.

The Birmingham Police Department says the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. at a home in the 700 block of Attalla Street.

West Precinct Officers responded to the location to investigate reports of gunshots and a crashed vehicle.  Police discovered two male victims shot to death inside the house.

A female victim was found suffering from gunshot wounds inside the crashed car.  She was taken to UAB Hospital for treatment. Her condition is not known.

No arrests have been made in the shooting.

If you have any information, you should call the BPD Homicide Unit at (205) 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777.

ABC 33/40 will keep you updated on air and online as more information becomes available.

 

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