UPDATE: 12-year-old girl killed in drive-by shooting; 3 in custody – WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Birmingham Police say three people are in custody in connection with a drive-by shooting Wednesday morning that killed a 12-year-old girl.
Police say they were detained after a vehicle pursuit.
Audriana Pearson was in her bedroom when she was killed.
Birmingham Police say the shooting happened at a home at the intersection of 16th Ave. NW and 6th St. NW.
Several shell casings were visible outside the home.
Police say they are canvassing the area to see if they can find any video footage.
This is an ongoing investigation. Please check back for updates.
Audriana was in seventh grade at Erwin Middle School.
Superintendent Dr. Walter Gonsoulin released the following statement:
“This is an extremely sad day for the entire JEFCOED family. I will be praying for Audriana’s family, and we stand with them during this tragic time. I also offer prayers and support to her friends, teachers, and administrators. No one should have to endure this type of pain. We grieve with all who knew Audriana.”
Dr. Angela Bush, Erwin Middle School Principal also added:
“I was numb after learning this tragic news this morning. This type of loss is incomprehensible. Audriana was a bright young lady with a big future. She was well-liked and enjoyed socializing with her friends and favorite teachers. I met with Audriana’s family earlier today and offered condolences on behalf of the Erwin Middle School Family. We grieve with them and stand ready to support them. I would also like to tell our students, faculty, and staff that we will get through this tragedy together.”
Mayor Woodfin also expressed his thoughts on this tragic news.
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