A gunman opened fire on an SUV transporting shooting victims to an emergency room in Alabama, where two people were reportedly killed.
A police car was also hit.
Five gunshot victims who were injured in an altercation at a nightclub in Birmingham, Ala., were taken to UAB Hospital in a Chevrolet Tahoe around 2:30 a.m. Monday, AL.com reported. A second vehicle reportedly opened fire on that SUV outside the ER, breaking a hospital window and hitting a patrol car with gunfire.
The shots sounded like “iron pipes striking,” a witness said. The ER was closed off amidst the chaos outside. The status of the three surviving victims inside is unclear.
Two women believed to have been shot in the earlier shooting were pronounced dead at the hospital. Those unidentified victims were 24 and 33 years old, according to WVTM. They are the 90th and 91st homicide victims in Birmingham in 2023, AL.com reports.
Police are seeking information about both Labor Day shootings.
The killings took place Monday 84 miles northeast of Dadeville, Ala., where at least 20 people were shot during an April birthday party. Four people were killed during that Sweet 16 party, including the birthday girl’s teenage brother.