One person is dead after a shooting in Tuscaloosa early Saturday morning, and police investigators believe the murder is tied to an earlier confrontation at a local club.

Captain Jack Kennedy, the commander of the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, alerted local media at 4:45 a.m. Saturday that the VCU and the Tuscaloosa Police Department were on the scene of a shooting in the area of Greensboro Avenue and 24th Street.

The VCU is made up of detectives from TPD, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the Northport Police Department and the University of Alabama Police Department. They investigate all unnatural deaths, homicides and most sex crimes in Tuscaloosa County.

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Kennedy said one person was fatally wounded in the shooting Saturday morning.

By the count of the Tuscaloosa Thread staff, this shooting marks the 20th homicide in Tuscaloosa County so far in 2021.

Police believe the killing stemmed from an incident that occurred late Friday night or early Saturday morning at Club 205 on Greensboro Avenue.

Kennedy did not immediately release the victim's identification or any further details about the shooting.

 

Any witnesses or persons who were present at the club at the time of the confrontation are asked immediately contact VCU at 205 464-8690.

This is a developing story, stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for additional details as they become available.

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