Emotions ran high in Ensley Friday afternoon. Birmingham police say a man was shot dead on Terrace S.
Brenda Ward helped console a woman who had to be carried away from the scene, overcome with emotions. "She was tore up, upset. She said, they killed my brother, they killed my brother," said Ward.
Ward got the news about Friday's afternoon shooting in Ensley from a friend. She lives only a couple of blocks away and knows the street the victim was shot on very well.
Her son was killed here two years ago this past Sunday. "When I saw it I immediately I called my girlfriend and I said girl, they done killed somebody else on this same street where Rasheed was killed," said Ward.
Linda Johnson said Friday's shooting is, "sad....it's sad." For more than two decades Johnson said things have changed in her Ensley neighborhood.
"Now it's getting too close to home. everybody down this street, I know them. I am really afraid that I know that young man," said Johnson.
Others on this block were wondering the same thing, while police try to find out what happened.
"Investigators are talking to people in the area trying to determine exactly what this stemmed from. Trying to gather all of the evidence and put it together and present it to the D.A.," said Birmingham Police Sergeant Johnny Williams.
Saturday, the crime scene tape will be gone and the street washed clean. In nearby Central Park, Councilor Jay Roberson will host a family fun day from 2pm to 6pm.
People like Ward said the violence remains. "A lot of people that were out here just talking and saying what's going to go down. police better stay out here," said Ward.
Police have a person in custody. They are continuing their investigation to find if any other people were involved.
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