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Good Samaritan shot while trying to help a stranded driver in Birmingham

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A Good Samaritan pulled over to help a woman having car trouble and was shot after two suspects approached the victims demanding money A Good Samaritan pulled over to help a woman having car trouble and was shot after two suspects approached the victims demanding money
BIRMINGHAM, AL -

A man is being treated for life-threatening injuries after he was shot this morning in the 5600 block of First Avenue South.

According to Lt. Sean Edwards, the man stopped to help a woman who was having car trouble when two other men approached. Edwards said the men were in a U-haul truck and were wearing ski masks.

The victims said the suspects asked them for money and shot the Good Samaritan when it was determined the two didn't have any cash.

"When an incident like this happens, it definitely discourages others from getting involved to assist others when they are stranded or having some type of emergency," said Edwards.

The male victim was taken to UAB Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest.

"The victim immediately began to run from the scene. What we know at this time is also that the suspect pursued the victim and the individual that was driving the Uhaul pursued him also as far as in the direction that they were running in," said Edwards.

The two suspects are still on the loose.

If you have any information, call Birmingham Police.

 

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