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Teen Girl Killed in Domestic Shooting at Park Place Apartments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WDNews) – A tragic shooting claimed the life of a 15-year-old girl and wounded her younger brother on Wednesday at the Park Place apartments in the 500 block of 25th Street North.

The incident occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m., following an earlier visit by officers responding to a verbal domestic disturbance at the same apartment, according to Birmingham Police Chief Scott Thurmond. This residence had been the site of previous domestic calls.

Hours after the initial visit, the ex-boyfriend of the woman residing in the apartment returned and opened fire in the parking lot. Witnesses reported hearing three to four shots and then saw the suspect fleeing the scene.

The victim, identified as Cornelia Rose Lathan, was pronounced dead at 12:25 p.m. Authorities are actively searching for the suspect as the investigation continues.