Four Dead After Shooting at Car Wash

A fatal shooting incident at a Birmingham car wash resulted in the deaths of four men on Friday afternoon. The Birmingham Police Department responded to the scene following reports of multiple gunshots. Upon arrival, officers found the victims unresponsive in an open lot nearby, each suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victims were identified as Terrell Edwards, 38; Kevin McGhee, 38; Cortez Ray, 32; and Talton Tate, 36. Edwards, Ray, and Tate were declared dead at the scene. McGhee was rushed to UAB Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Initial investigations by the Birmingham Police Department suggest that the victims were targeted while at the car wash. An unidentified suspect reportedly opened fire on the men. The motive behind the attack remains unclear.

As of now, no suspects have been apprehended. The Birmingham Police Department is appealing to the public for any information that could assist in the ongoing investigation.

Birmingham Police Chief Scott Thurmond expressed his concern over the recurring violent crimes in the city. He stressed the need for alternative methods of conflict resolution, stating, “It’s deeply troubling that these incidents continue to occur in our city. We must find other ways to resolve our conflicts without resorting to gunfire.” He also expressed his sympathy for the community, stating, “This kind of violence disrupts the entire neighborhood. It’s distressing for us as law enforcement officers who are striving to make Birmingham a safer city.”

This incident marks the 12th murder investigation in Birmingham this year, underscoring a worrying trend of violence in the city. Authorities are working tirelessly to solve these crimes and bring justice to the victims and their families. The Birmingham Police Department is urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward.