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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   Media Release No.  46 Saturday, March 5, 2011, 2:56 P.M., CDT



Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams  
                      Public Information Officer
                      Telephone No. (205) 254-1708







Unclassified Death Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports today that detectives are investigating a fatal shooting. The incident occurred on Friday, March 4, 2011 at approximately 11:50 p.m. at 616 5th Place Pratt City.

Officers from the West Precinct responded to the incident location to investigate a report of a person shot. Upon arrival officers located the victim lying inside the location suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. Officers also found that three bystanders suffered non life-threatening gunshot wounds. The injured bystanders were treated at the hospital and released. Investigators later received information that the victim’s injury was a result of an earlier dispute at the incident location. No suspects are in custody at this time.

The victim has been identified as:  Charles Gamble, B/M, 42, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Due to the evidence and information gathered at this time, the case classification remains unclassified.

If there is anyone who has information pertaining to this case, they are encouraged to contact the Birmingham Police Department @ 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 254-7777.


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