Antione Collier, 29, was shot dead at a gas station in Birmingham, Alabama
A man who was previously shot 10 times died after two gunmen opened fire in a gas station parking lot. A bystander was left critically wounded.
Police say Antione Collier, 29, was shot dead at the Exxon located at 734 Graymont Ave West in Birmingham, Alabama late Tuesday when the deadly incident took place.
The unidentified female bystander was hospitalized after she became victim to the attack while standing outside a conjoined pizza parlor.
Another victim was said to be injured from shattered glass.
Local AL.com reported the gunmen unleashed as many as ’40 bullets’ during the shooting that killed Collier and struck the woman several times.
Collier, who was also known by the nickname ‘Twin’, had reportedly been ‘a target’ for some time prior to being convicted; but, after being released from prison nearly one year ago, he found himself involved in the wrong crowds again.
His heartbroken mother, Kimberly Flowers, previously told the newspaper about her son’s past with gang-related violence: ‘I’m the mother who hates to answer the phone.’
The incident happened at Exxon located at 734 Graymont Ave West on Tuesday night
A bystander was left critically wounded, while another was injured from broken glass
A local report said the gunmen unleashed as many as ’40 bullets’ during the shooting that killed Collier and struck the woman several times
Flowers said: ‘I’ve cried till I can’t anymore … I think when my health gets better, I wanna speak to young black males about violence.’
The unidentified shooters, who were described as two black males, killed Collier while he was walking into the gas station alongside his girlfriend – who was not injured from the event.
The men reportedly fled in their vehicle, which has not been tracked, according to police in Birmingham.
‘We are looking for an individual or individuals who clearly have no regard for life at all,’ said Sgt. Bryan Shelton.
The two male suspects reportedly fled in their vehicle, which has not been tracked, according to police
‘We are looking for an individual or individuals who clearly have no regard for life at all,’ said Sgt. Bryan Shelton
‘We have to really consider the thought process that violence is not the answer.
‘Resorting to violence doesn’t solve anything. It only causes more heartache and pain. It’s a difficult time for the families. It’s something they’ll never forget,’ he added.
Shelton said the female victim was parked in the parking lot, Good Tyme Pizza, where she was picking up a food order at the unfortunate time.
‘It’s very critical for her right now, Lt. Sean Edwards said. ‘They’re working on her right now, and hopefully she’ll pull through.’
Collier, who was also known by the nickname ‘Twin’, had reportedly been ‘a target’ for some time prior to being convicted, his mother and police said
In one of the shootings prior to Collier’s fatality, he was left hospitalized after being shot in the face at a location near Exxon.
He was admitted to a rehabilitation center after and released just months ago, according to AL.com.
Authorities believe both shootings may have been drug-related.
‘Most of the investigators are familiar with him … These guys were looking for him. It’s obvious they were looking for him. They definitely targeted him,’ Edwards said.
The incident is currently under further investigation. Anyone with further information is asked to contact local police.