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Boy injured in first shooting at Railroad Park dies

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BIRMINGHAM, AL -

Birmingham police confirm the victim in a Sunday night shooting at Railroad Park has died. 

15-year-old Jermaine Walton of Birmingham died at 2:07 a.m., Monday morning according to the Jefferson County Coroner's office.

Officials discovered Walton at 7:20 Sunday, in Railroad Park near 14th Street South.

Walton was transported to UAB Hospital for treatment, where he was pronounced dead. Birmingham Police report the victim passed away at 4:45 a.m., however.

"Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper states, "This is an active investigation where we're calling on the public to give us the information we need. I understand that many people are focusing on the location but let's not forget the victim. We've had hundreds of thousands of people to visit and enjoy the park but it only takes one troublemaker to ruin it for others."  

There are no arrests in this case. 

If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, they are encouraged to contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit at 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 254-7777."

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