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UPS driver 44-year-old Anthony Lamar Love Jr killed in targeted Birmingham shooting

The shooter fled the scene, and authorities have not provided a description.



Shots were fired in the parking lot of a UPS facility in Birmingham on Tuesday evening, resulting in the death of one individual.

Birmingham police, in a late-night statement, identified the victim as 44-year-old Anthony Lamar Love Jr., a husband and father who had been employed at UPS for approximately two decades.

Around 6 p.m., roughly a dozen gunshots were heard in the parking lot of the Customer Care center and distribution warehouse located on Inglenook Lane.

Sergeant LaQuitta Wade stated that Love had completed his work shift and was walking to his vehicle through the parking lot when the assailant, whose identity remains unknown, approached him and began shooting.

Love did not return fire.

Wade mentioned that Love collapsed on the ground and was pronounced dead by Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service.

The shooter fled the scene, and authorities have not provided a description. “This appears to have been a deliberate assault,” Wade remarked.

Numerous UPS drivers hurried to the scene, clearly distressed. Shortly after, several family members arrived, embracing and shedding tears just beyond the perimeter of the crime scene.

“This is heartbreaking for both the community and especially for his family,” Wade expressed. “Many employees are deeply affected by this incident. They’re feeling frightened.” “We want to reassure the public that given the nature of this targeted attack, there is no further risk to anyone else,” she affirmed.

Individuals with information are urged to contact Birmingham homicide detectives at 205-254-1764 or provide anonymous tips through Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.