24 year old dies following shooting at apartment complex pool

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – One person is dead after a shooting at an apartment complex Sunday night, according to Birmingham Police.

It happened around 10 p.m. at the HighPointe Apartments.

Units remained at the scene until early Monday morning.

Authorities say the victim has been identified as 24-year-old Frankie Keonta McDonald.

Upon arrival, officers heard multiple gunshots and encountered a large group of people running from the pool area. Officers found McDonald in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound, as multiple people attempted to render aid. McDonald was transported to a local area hospital where he died from his injuries.

Officers later discovered two other gunshot victims, ages 17 and 21, were transported to local hospitals from the incident location by private vehicle. Their injuries were non-life threatening.

Authorities say the preliminary investigation indicates several people were attending a pool party and an altercation occurred among a resident and party goers, leading to the resident retrieving a weapon. Ultimately several shots were fired.

Police responded and say they encountered the suspect armed with a rifle. During the encounter an officer discharged a firearm; however, the suspect was not struck nor were there other injuries resulting from the officer’s discharge. The suspect fled into a nearby apartment and was taken into custody.

The officer-involved shooting investigation will be conducted by the Birmingham Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division.

If anyone has information pertaining to the case, please contact the BPD Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764, or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App on Android or IOS devices. Updates will be provided as information comes available.


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