Four Dead After Shooting at Car Wash

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Four men were tragically killed in a shooting incident at a car wash in Birmingham. The Birmingham Police Department responded to reports of multiple shots fired on Friday afternoon and discovered the victims lying unresponsive near an open lot. All four men had suffered gunshot wounds.

The victims have been identified as Terrell Edwards, 38; Kevin McGhee, 38; Cortez Ray, 32; and Talton Tate, 36. Edwards, Ray, and Tate were pronounced dead at the scene, while McGhee was transported to UAB Hospital but succumbed to his injuries there.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the victims were targeted while at the neighborhood car wash, as an unknown suspect opened fire on them. The motive behind the attack remains unknown at this time.

As of now, no suspects are in custody, and the Birmingham Police Department is urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward to aid in the investigation.

Birmingham Police Chief Scott Thurmond expressed his dismay over the recurring instances of violent crimes in the city. He emphasized the need for alternative methods of conflict resolution, stating, “It’s really disgusting that these things continue to happen in our city over and over again, and people have got to learn other ways to resolve their conflicts or come to some kind of resolution other than resorting to gunfire.” Chief Thurmond expressed sympathy for the community, adding, “It disturbs the whole entire neighborhood over here. It’s just very disturbing for us as law enforcement officers trying to provide a safer city for all the citizens of Birmingham.”

This shooting incident brings the number of murder investigations in Birmingham to 12 so far this year, highlighting a concerning trend of violence in the city.

Authorities are working diligently to solve these crimes and ensure justice for the victims and their families. The Birmingham Police Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact them as soon as possible.