A deadly shooting took place at a home in Bessemer, Alabama, after an argument was started over the best college football team.
On Saturday, October 9, in the final minutes of the game, a dispute took place between two men on Sixth Avenue North in the 1000 block.
The sun sets on College Station and it’s almost football time. Alabama vs. Texas A&M up next. pic.twitter.com/3Zwto2HtmQ
— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) October 9, 2021
Following the argument, the homeowner reportedly threw the men out of their house. Upon leaving the premises, before the game had even finished, shots were then fired, according to Lt. Christian Clemons, AL reports.
One of the men involved in the dispute was struck by a bullet. The man, later named as Kealend Amad Pickens, was subsequently taken to UAB hospital.
However, after arriving at the hospital at 3.32am on Sunday, Pickens was pronounced dead and became the 24th victim of homicide in Bessemer so far this year.
America’s gun culture has severe issues
— Tony Cope (@tony_myriad) October 12, 2021
Before the police arrived, the other man and suspect of the shooting had vanished, however, Clemons reassured that police knew his identity.
‘It’s another case of resorting to violence to handle differences’, he stated.
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