Mayor recalls tense moments during gunfight

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The mayor of Alabama's largest city is recounting the tense moments when members of his security team found themselves in a gunfight on an interstate.

Birmingham Mayor William Bell tells WBMA-TV (http://bit.ly/TFnnfw) that his security team was in the right place at the right time when Friday night's gunfire began.

Authorities say one of the suspects had shot at another vehicle next to the mayor's vehicle. Bell the security officers told him to put his head down as they followed the car and called for backup. Bell had just left a fundraiser downtown and was traveling along Abraham Woods Blvd when the shooting started.

Two suspects were shot in the incident.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigations is handling the probe of the incident. Agency officials declined to comment on the ongoing investigation.

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Information from: WBMA-TV, http://www.abc3340.com



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