2 killed in separate Birmingham shootings within 90 minutes

Authorities have released the names of two people killed in separate shootings in Alabama's largest city.

Posted: Mar 11, 2019 11:01 AM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two people killed in separate shootings in Alabama's largest city.

Birmingham police say the first shooting happened around 7 a.m. Sunday near Princeton Baptist Medical Center. Police say 45-year-old Octavia Dortch died at the scene.

Birmingham Police said the second shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. near a gas station on the south side of the city. Twenty-eight-year-old Gregory Snodgress died in his vehicle at the scene.

Police spokesman Rod Mauldin said Snodgress and another man were involved in a confrontation before the shooting. The suspect left in another vehicle.

Police have not said whether the cases could be related.

No arrests have been made.

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