2 injured in shooting at Birmingham apartment complex

2 injured in shooting at Birmingham apartment complex

Two people were injured in a shooting at an apartment complex in the Apple Valley area of ​​Birmingham late on Friday evening. Birmingham Police responded to Monarch Ridge apartments in the 2900 block of Gallant Drive just before midnight and arrived to find two people with gunshot wounds. The victims were taken to hospital, where their condition is unknown. It is not yet known what led to the shooting or if any arrests have been made. The apartment complex has a long history of violent crime. In 2021, the City of Birmingham filed a nuisance complaint against the owners of the property for a series of gun-related crimes in early 2021, including two homicides. The landlord group and the city eventually agreed to a settlement that required increased security protocols at the complex, formerly known as Valley Brook Apartments. The Jefferson County Circuit Court was given jurisdiction for a year to enforce the terms of the agreement. Here’s a look at what the two sides agreed to as part of the August 5, 2021 settlement agreement: Pay $15,000 into the Birmingham Neighborhood Revitalization Fund a property watch system in the center of BPD’s real-time crime fighting. starting June 15, 2021Provide a 90-day assessment with the city to determine if different safety measures are neededGet the WVTM 13 app for the latest updates on this developing story.Follow WVTM 13 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe on YouTube.

Two people were injured in a shooting at an apartment complex in the Apple Valley area of ​​Birmingham late on Friday evening.

Birmingham Police responded to the Monarch Ridge Apartments in the 2900 block of Gallant Drive just before midnight and arrived to find two people with gunshot wounds. The victims were taken to hospital, where their condition is unknown.

It is not yet known what led to the shooting or if any arrests have been made.

The apartment complex has a long history of violent crime. In 2021, the City of Birmingham filed a nuisance complaint against the owners of the property for a series of gun-related crimes in early 2021, including two homicides. The landlord group and the city eventually agreed to a settlement that required increased security protocols at the complex, formerly known as Valley Brook Apartments. The Jefferson County Circuit Court was given jurisdiction for a year to enforce the terms of the agreement.

Here is an overview of what the two parties agreed to in the context of the settlement agreement August 5, 2021:

  • Donate $15,000 to the Birmingham Neighborhood Revitalization Fund
  • Continue to maintain and use a vehicle license plate reader system and share data with BPD
  • Cooperate with the city to link a property surveillance system to BPD’s real-time crime center
  • Hire a gate keeper and post the gate keeper at the entrance to the property daily from 6pm to 2am
  • Maintain current security contracts for security patrols comprised of Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies on furlough for 90 days beginning June 15, 2021
  • Provide a 90-day assessment with the city to determine if different security measures are needed

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