A morning shooting that started in an Alabama nightclub and persisted as victims were being taken to a nearby hospital left two women dead and numerous others injured.
According to witnesses, a Chevrolet Tahoe pulled up in front of the University of Alabama at Birmingham hospital before 2:30 am on Monday with people inside requesting medical attention for the initial shooting victims.
As they cried out for assistance, a car drew up behind the SUV and started firing. According to AL.com, that bullet hit a nearby police cruiser and damaged a hospital room window.
The nightclub was where all of those injured were shot. In addition to the two fatalities, three other people were hurt, as reported in the AL.com article.
Double Homicide Investigation Underway Following Alabama Nightclub Shootout
The shooting is currently being looked into as a double homicide, according to the police. The culprits are still at loose and there have been no apprehended. The sole Level 1 Trauma Center in Alabama is located at the university hospital.
Just five minutes from the hospital, at the Aria Restaurant & Lounge, the initial gunshot took place.
Labor Day Rehab Sunday was taking place at the time of the attack, reported by the club’s Instagram page.
In an interview with AL.com, a witness said that the gunshots sounded like iron pipes hitting.
The two women are respectively the 90th and 91st victims of homicide in Birmingham until this point in 2023.
Source: Daily Mail