A 10-year-old boy was shot in the leg Saturday afternoon during a shootout at a shopping center on Montclair Road, the Birmingham Police Department said.
Officers responded to the shopping center at the 1600 block of Montclair Road shortly after 3:30 p.m. on a report of a juvenile shot. An officer on the scene performed first aid on the child.
The boy was taken by Birmingham Fire and Rescue to Children’s of Alabama hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
“At this point in our investigation, we believe that two individuals were involved in a verbal argument that led to a shootout,” police said in a statement. No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Birmingham police at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.