BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – A 4-year-old has been shot and killed in Birmingham after police say he was caught in a crossfire that broke out when adults began arguing over a cell phone.
Birmingham police Sgt. Brian Shelton tells local media that police responded to a report of shots fired Saturday afternoon in the Ensley neighborhood. Police arrived to find that a child had been shot outside his home.
The child was rushed to a hospital, where he died. His name hasn’t been released.
Shelton says a preliminary investigation has revealed that the suspect went to the home of the victim and confronted adults there about a cell phone that both adults’ children were arguing over.
Both people began shooting, and the child was shot in the crossfire.
The suspect fled and remains at large.
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