Victims identified in Midfield shooting where 2 were found dead


MIDFIELD, Ala. (WIAT) — Dec. 6, 2020 — Latest in 2 people found dead blocks from each other in Midfield —

Authorities have released new information on the shooting death of two people found in Midfield Wednesday, Dec. 2.

The victims have been identified as 19-year-old Ti’Teauna Riggs, from Bessemer, Ala. and 20-year-old Makiel Norwood from Birmingham, Ala.

On Dec. 2nd, officers of the Midfield Police Department responded to the 1300 block of 8th Avenue on multiple reports of shots fired. While en route officers discovered a vehicle in a wooded area off the roadway in the 1300 block of 12th Avenue with a young woman dead inside of it, authorities report. In the 1300 block of 8th Avenue, officers discovered a dead male in the brush on the side of the road. The two were later identified as Riggs and Norwood.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is urged to contact Detective Jeffries at 205-745-3554 or 205-923-6637. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call the Midfield Police Department TIP line at 205-745-3559.

The Midfield Police Department is investigating two shootings that left two people dead Wednesday night.

Around 7:30 p.m., police responded to two shootings, one at 12th Avenue and another at 8th Avenue in Midfield, according to Police Chief Jesse Bell. The locations are four blocks from each other.

Police arrived to find one person dead at each location. They believe the shootings are related.

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