UPDATE: Warrants signed for 16-year-old suspect after four teenagers were shot in Bessemer

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Updated: Oct. 27, 2020 at 8:19 AM CDT
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BESSEMER, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Bessemer Police signed a capital murder warrant, no bond, on a 16 year old boy for the homicide of Mikel Cooper.

Along with the capital murder the following warrants were also signed; two counts of attempt murder $60,000 each and one count of shooting into occupied dwelling with a $30,000 bond.

ORIGINAL: An 18 year old is dead after four teenagers were shot at a house in Bessemer Monday evening.

Around 5:15 p.m. Monday, Bessemer Police were called to a house at the corner of 6th Avenue North and 15th Street to investigate reports of a shooting.

When they arrived, they found several male teenagers suffering gunshot wounds.

One 18 year old was pronounced dead at the scene. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified him as Mikel Cooper.

Another 18 year old and a 13 year old were also suffering gunshot wounds and they were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

At a later time, a fourth victim - a 16-year-old male - showed up at an area hospital by private car for treatment of a gunshot wound.

Police continue their investigation. No one is in custody at this time.

A shooting later Monday evening has been confirmed to be related to this incident.

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