Mother holding newborn shot dead in Birmingham, Ala.

Mother holding newborn shot dead in Birmingham, Ala.

April 30th, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Police in Birmingham are asking for the public's help in finding the gunman who fatally shot a woman who was holding her 10-day old son.

Birmingham police Sgt. Johnny Williams said the victim, identified as 24-year-old Sherri Williams, was holding her baby and standing in the doorway of an apartment in the Gate City neighborhood when shots rang out Monday afternoon.

Officials said two men at a nearby store got into a fight. One of the men chased the other down the street and fired a gun as he ran. Authorities said Williams was hit by a stray bullet.

Police ask anyone with information on the shooting to call the Birmingham Police Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.