Hoover police received a 911 call about 12:31 a. m reporting shots fired at the Home Depot on U.S. Highway 280. When the officers arrived on scene they found 25-year-old Xavier Beasley lying in the parking with multiple gunshot wounds.

Hoover police Captain Gregg Rector said he was pronounced dead at the scene by Hoover Fire Department paramedics. Although the store had been closed several hours Rector said some of the employees routinely work well past closing time.

Captain Gregg Rector said Xavier was quiet young man who according to friend’s co-workers and family was involved in any illegal activities.

Xavier was walking to his car when the man appeared and starting shooting at him. A co-worker ran back in the store and called 911. The shooter remains at large.

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