A 16-year-old is dead after a shooting at Valley Hills Apartments complex in Northport Monday afternoon.

Captain Marty Sellers, the co-commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, told media that the victim was found shot in the chest Monday afternoon.

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The injured teenager was rushed to an area hospital for treatment but eventually succumbed to their injuries. Sellers said the victim was a 16-year-old male.

No other details were immediately available Monday evening. The VCU has not identified the victim or said if they have developed a suspect or theories about the motive of the shooting.

This will mark the third homicide the VCU has investigated so far in 2022.

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