Mother, child killed; bodies found in apartment


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Jefferson County are investigating the killings of a mother and a young child after their bodies were found in an apartment.

Chief Deputy Randy Christian says a manager at The Park at Rocky Ridge Apartments called authorities around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, reporting that a woman and her two children were believed to be dead inside of their apartment.

Christian tells WBRC-TV ( that deputies found an adult female and a female child deceased in the second-story apartment.

He said a 5-year-old male was found wounded, but still alive. That child was airlifted to Children's Hospital with critical injuries.

Christian said all of the victims appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds.


Information from: WBRC-TV,

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