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The Salvation Army is reacting after a man was shot and killed in front of its Corps in Bessemer Sunday.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene in the 1300 block of Sixth Avenue North.
Bessemer Police said the shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. The man was inside a vehicle with his 8-year-old daughter. The child was not hurt.
Birmingham Salvation Army Area Commander Major Robert Lyle asked for prayers for the community.
"This afternoon, right in front of our Corps, the eighth shooting death of the year in Bessemer took place," Lyle said. "This is the 101st homicide in Jefferson County. Our Corps just reopened in this community, and we feel a deep commitment as a church to reclaim these streets for His Glory!"
Lyle said he went and visited neighbors in the area to check on everyone's well-being after the shooting.
"Bessemer needs The Salvation Army and others in the faith-based community to concentrate in prayer for the violence to stop," said Lyle.
No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting. If you have information, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-254-7777. You may be eligible for a cash reward.
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