3-year-old woman killed in double homicide

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – An elderly woman and a 3-year-old child were killed in a double homicide on Sunday, Birmingham Police say.

Authorities say the bodies of the two victims were discovered at a house on Hillman Drive SW around 5:10 p.m.

Officers were initially sent to the home for a welfare check after family members were unable to contact those inside.

BPD, alongside Birmingham Fire and Rescue, executed a forced entry and discovered the victims in a back room. Police confirm that a person of interest is in custody and being questioned by detectives.

The identity of the two victims is not disclosed pending notification of relatives.


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