One dies in early morning shooting in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – A 17-year-old man has died following an early morning shooting in Birmingham.

Birmingham Police were dispatched to Nekoma Drive following a report of a person being shot shortly after midnight. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male with apparent gunshot wounds. He was transported to UAB Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

While officers were en route to Nekoma Drive, another report came of another person being shot on Lake Drive Northeast.

Birmingham Police, along with Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies, arrived at the scene to find 17-year-old Jaylen Andarrius Clark and another 18-year-old man with gunshot wounds.

Both were transported to UAB Hospital by Center Point Fire and Rescue. The 18-year-old was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Clark was pronounced dead at UAB.

Police say the preliminary investigation suggests “the 18-year-old male with the victim was part of a group that drove to Nekoma Drive and was involved in a physical altercation with another party.”

The 18-year-old is currently in custody as homicide detectives present information about the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, which will determine whether charges should be brought.

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