The Tuscaloosa Police Department provided more details following the shooting that killed a 13-year-old boy in West Tuscaloosa.
The incident occurred around 6:20 p.m. Friday on Washington Square in West Tuscaloosa. Officers responded to reports of a shooting, and upon arrival found the 13-year-old boy dead at the scene.
According to a post Saturday morning on TPD's social media, the boy had been sitting in his room, playing on his iPad, when gunshots were fired towards the house. Bullets came through the window, striking him in his head.
"There were so many shell casings in the road, officers had to pull business cards from their wallets to fold and use as temporary evidence markers until more could be brought to the scene," the Saturday Facebook post read.
The post went on to say that parents and family of the victim had to stand across the street and watch paramedics drive the ambulance away, realizing there was nothing they could do.
Investigators with the Violent Crimes Unit worked throughout the night to locate persons of interest. As of publishing, no suspects have been identified or apprehended.
Police are asking for anyone with information that could be helpful to please call 205-349-2121, 205-464-8690 or report anonymously at 205-752-STOP (7867).
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