The victim of the predawn shooting in Tuscaloosa early Tuesday morning has been identified by officials.

Jack Kennedy, Captain of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, identified the victim as Maurice Jones Jr., age 20, a Tuscaloosa resident.

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Tuscaloosa Police Officers were first called to the scene of a reported shooting before 3 a.m. Tuesday morning at 2500 11th Court.

When investigators arrived, they found Jones, Jr. shot. He was transported to DCH but did not survive his injuries.

The Tuscaloosa VCU immediately assumed the investigation.

No other details are available available at this time, as the case is still under investigation. Stay with The Tuscaloosa Thread as more information becomes available.

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