The Hoover Police Department verified that one person was murdered in a shooting on Wednesday afternoon, June 26, at Riverchase Galleria’s north parking deck.
Police and firefighters replied around 1:30 p.m. to the deck’s fifth floor. They discovered an adult white male suffering from a gunshot wound when they came. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A witness said they heard four to five shots.
Lt. Keith Czeskleba said there were no suspects in custody. “We are working to try to determine the circumstances,” he said.
The city of Hoover issued a declaration regarding the incident:
“The City of Hoover Police Department is working a homicide investigation on the 5th-floor parking deck of the Riverchase Galleria. Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato has visited the scene in person and reports that the scene is secure. There is no threat to the public at this time. All other information about this situation will come from the Hoover Police Department.”
Tiffany Whisenhunt, of Calera, said she had just parked nearby and fixed something to drink for her young daughter when the shooting took place. She said she heard five to seven shots and said “get down” to her daughter.
She did not see any commotion at first. “I told my sister, ‘I swear I just heard gunshots,'” said Whisenhunt. They got back into their cars, and police and firefighters arrived on the scene quickly.
“It’s pretty scary,” Whisenhunt said.
This is an ongoing investigation. We’ll keep you updated.