According to the website al.com, 45 year old Willie Brown, was shot and killed outside the home at 1220 Kentucky Avenue – with the first call reporting the incident coming in at 12:38am.
Deputy Coroner Michael Head pronounced Brown dead at the scene around 3:00am Wednesday.
Authorities believe whoever shot the victim had been lying in wait for him; Brown was struck by multiple rounds, from what is thought to have been an AK-47.
That shooting is similar to another incident taking place last Saturday night (August 17th), on the Meighan Boulevard Bridge when two men, 53 year old Billy Baker and 35 year old Jobari Player – were killed by gunfire, from what is believed to have been an AK-47. The two were fired upon by the occupants of another car.
Brown’s body has been sent to Huntsville for an autopsy.
Both cases remain under investigation.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Gadsden Police Department – at (256) 549-4500.