14-year-old Moriah Quib-Marquez Identifed as Victim Killed in Birmingham shooting
According to BIRMINGHAM, Ala. report – Police have identified the victim of a shooting in Birmingham on Wednesday morning.
According to an update from the Birmingham Police Department, 14-year-old Moriah Quib-Marquez was riding on 80th Street North with an adult female passenger, three young children, and another youngster when their car was shot at.
After receiving medical attention, Quib-Marquez was declared dead on the spot. The adult female who was also hit was sent with life-threatening wounds to UAB Hospital.
The incident did not result in any injuries to the three little children.
According to BPD, police were called to the 500 Block of 80th Street North at at 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday in response to a complaint of gunfire. They discovered the victim’s SUV had struck a utility pole when they got there.
An unidentified male suspect was taken into custody by detectives in the 7800 Block of 6th Avenue North after an investigation. For capital murder, he is being detained in the Birmingham City Jail under a 48-hour felony extension.
His identify won’t be made public, according to police, until a formal arrest warrant is obtained.
Randall Woodfin, the mayor of Birmingham, claimed to have spoken with Quib-father Marquez’s earlier in the day.
Robert Walker, president of the Wahouma Neighborhood, was grieved by Quib-Marques’ passing. “I’m heartbroken over this shooting. The frequency is too high.
Walker claimed that although he wasn’t terrified while he was there, he can see why other people may be.
“There’s a reason why these killings take place in Birmingham and not in the nearby areas. Our neighborhoods appear to be a suitable location for such events to occur. It’s enough,” he declared.
Walker said that a new strategy was needed to put an end to gun violence in Birmingham.