A Birmingham firefighter has died five days after being injured in a double shooting at Fire Station 9.

Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service confirmed the death of Jordan Melton on Monday. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin released a statement following the announcement.

"My heart is hurting today," Woodfin wrote. "It devastates me to share that we’ve lost our own firefighter Jordan Melton."

Woodfin said Melton was with Birmingham Fire and Rescue for over a year. He had just graduated from the recruit academy one month ago.

"Jordan had developed close ties with his fellow firefighters, which makes this loss all the more tragic," Woodfin continued. "Birmingham Fire is so much more than a collection of employees, they are a family in every sense of the word. And right now, that family is in a lot of pain."

The other firefighter shot, Jamal Jones, is expected to recover. The fire department set up a GoFundMe account to support both families.

The Birmingham Police Department is investigating the shooting, which they believe may have been targeted.

No suspects have been arrested in connection to the shooting.

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