BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBMA) — Four people were shot on an interstate highway in Birmingham, Ala., early Friday evening.
Birmingham police said a woman was taken into custody, and the four people shot are also considered to be suspects as they have "some involvement with the initial incident."
WBMA reported a large police presence on Interstate 59 near Bush Boulevard in west Birmingham.
Police arrived to find two men who'd been shot and two vehicles that were hit with bullets.
They said the group had a car stolen in a neighboring city thought they spotted the stolen car on the interstate. They followed the car and then came the shooting in the middle of highway traffic.
"If this was the case, that this party saw their possible stolen vehicle, all they had to do was call 911," Officer Truman Fitzgerald said. "Our officers live for stuff like that. That's why we go through the training. That's why we put on the uniform, and the bulletproof vest, to be put in those situations, but here you have someone who possibly took it upon themselves to confront a group. Now you have a shootout on the interstate."
Two men who were shot have life-threatening injuries and two other men suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
All northbound lanes were shut down as Birmingham police investigated.
This story is developing. We will update this news article when more information becomes available.