Alabama firefighters shot in suspected targeted attack at fire station

Published 1:45 pm Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Two Alabama firefighters were shot Wednesday morning in what investigators said was a targeted attack at a city fire station.

The shooting occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at Birmingham Fire and Rescue Station 9 in Norwood

The shooter, who has not been publicly identified, entered the station through an open bay door

The injured firefighters were reportedly shot in the chest and legs. Both victims were male firefighter and both were taken to to UAB Hospital with serious injuries.

Police said the suspect was last seen in a silver car.

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin expressed his thoughts on the shooting in a statement released:

“Our hearts are extremely heavy in the wake of the shooting of two Birmingham firefighters this morning,” he said. “These are two dedicated servants of our community. Now, we must return the favor of service by providing them and their families the comfort, care and support they need. I also ask that you join me in lifting up the entire Birmingham Fire and Rescue team as they rally around their comrades during this very difficult time.

“We ask for your patience as Birmingham Police continue their investigation. Know that we are using every resource at hand to find answers and justice for those harmed.”