Southwest Birmingham Man Shot Dead Following Convenience Shop Fight

A shooting that killed someone on Friday afternoon in southwest Birmingham is being looked into.

The victim was named by cops as Venture Conard Harrison late Friday night. He was 44.

At 2:57 p.m., shots were heard in the 2300 block of Steiner Avenue, so Birmingham police were sent there. This was because Shot Spotter, the city’s gunfire tracking system, told police that shots had been fired in the area.

When the police came, someone waved a flag and told them where Harrison was. They found him hurt in someone’s front yard.

Harrison was taken to UAB Hospital, where his death was confirmed.

Officer Truman Fitzgerald said that it seems like the victim and the unknown suspect got into a fight at the M&N store on Pearson Avenue, which is close by. Investigators think that shots were fired at the store and that the people involved met up again on Steiner Avenue.

“Somewhere between 15 and 20 shots were fired,” he said.

The suspect or suspects got into a car and drove away from the scene.

Harrison’s death is the 36th murder in the city in 2023. One was an officer-involved shooting by a group from the outside, and three others have been found justifiable, so they are not considered crimes.

There have been 48 murders in Jefferson County as a whole, 36 of them in Birmingham.

Call homicide police at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777 if you know anything.

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