Firefighter Jordan Melton and Jamal Jones were shot on-duty at a fire station located in the Norwood area of Birmingham last Wednesday.

The Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service announced on social media Monday that Melton, a 29-year-old, had passed away while recovering in medical care.

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A motive for the shooting is still unknown and BPD is asking anyone with information to contact their detectives at (205) 254-1764. Those wishing to remain anonymous are being told to contact Crimestoppers at (205) 254-777.

Jordan Melton2 Photo Credit Birmingham Fire & Rescue twitter
Jordan Melton2 Photo Credit Birmingham Fire & Rescue twitter

"They’ve lost a son, a brother, a friend and colleague," Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin said on Twitter.

"Know that we’re exhausting every resource to find answers and justice for Jordan’s loved ones. Jordan paid the ultimate price for his service to our city, we will not let that sacrifice be in vain."

Police Chief Scott Thurmond told, “We don’t know why it would be a targeted attack, that’s one of the things we’re trying to determine, it’s extremely unusual for someone to come target one of our fire stations, and so we’re trying to see why would someone want to target one of these fire stations in Birmingham.” says the second victim, Jamal Jones, is still recovering from his injuries.

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