UPDATE: 19-year-old identified as victim in deadly Hoover convenience store shooting

Hoover Police investigating homicide at convenience store
Hoover Police investigating homicide at convenience store(WBRC)
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 10:12 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2022 at 1:37 PM CDT
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HOOVER, Ala. (WBRC) - Hoover Police are investigating after a person was shot and killed at a convenience store on August 3, 2022.

The Shelby County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 19-year-old Sophia Nicole Ziegler.

The deadly shooting happened at the Marathon gas station at 5423 Highway 280. Police say they received a call of a person shot at 8:28 p.m., and when they got to the scene, they found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound. Ziegler died on the scene.

Witnesses told police that a woman entered the store, followed by a man. Police say a verbal altercation turned into a physical altercation, when the man pulled a gun and shot the victim, before leaving in a gold sedan. Police say the suspect was last seen traveling on Highway 280.

If you have any information on this shooting, please call Hoover Police or Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-254-7777.

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