A 3-year-old child and his grandmother were found dead Sunday in Alabama.
A woman in her 60s believed to be the child’s grandmother was found dead at a home at 4909 Hillman Drive in Birmingham, according to an AL report.
Police were dispatched around 5 p.m. Sunday for a wellness check. When they arrived home, they were greeted by worried family members.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service and police forced their way into the house and found the 3-year-old and his grandmother unresponsive.
“The injuries sustained are what we believe are consistent with homicide,” said Sgt. said Rod Mauldin.
He added that blunt trauma may have been involved, but police would wait for an autopsy to determine the official cause of death.
Mauldin also noted that one person is currently being questioned. It is not clear if this individual was known to the two deceased or was part of the family.
In March, Birmingham’s acting Chief Constable Scott Thurmound addressed the issues of violence, gun violence and homicide in the city at a press conference.
The press conference took place after the death of a 13-year-old boy, Jaylon Palmore, who was killed by a bullet that was not intended for him.
“To continue to have these homicides almost daily is very, very frustrating,” Thurmound said March 8 at the press conference, according to a WBRC report.
“I’m tired of getting calls. I’m tired of reading about stupid things that happen and someone loses their life. They’re stupid. They’re ridiculous and people are dying and losing their lives and I’m tired of this one.”
Mayor Randall Woodfin also echoed those comments at the press conference and called on people to do better.
“It’s hard to sit across from a grieving mother with tears streaming from her eyes, sharing with me the stories of her 13-year-old son that she can never hold back,” Woodfin said.
“Desperate isn’t the word. It’s more anger and sadness. It’s more of some, you know, some explicitly. It’s more of adults doing better.”
Speaking more specifically about Palmore’s murder, the mayor said his death was neither fair nor just.
“The truth is he should be in his class today with his classmates but he isn’t and he can’t because he is no longer with us because he was killed by a bullet that was not intended for him,” Woodfin said, according to an AL report.
“Jaylon was an innocent child who was taken from us. Taken from his mother, his father and his stepfather. It’s not fair, it’s not right.”
Newsweek has contacted the Birmingham Police Department for comment.