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Alabama woman fatally shot while holding 10-day-old son

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April 29, 2013: Police respond to the scene after a Birmingham woman was shot dead while holding her infant.myfoxalabama.com

An Alabama mother was shot and killed while standing in the doorway of her apartment holding her 10-day-old son Monday.

Police tell MyFoxAlabama.com it appears  24-year-old Sherri Williams was caught in the crossfire of a gun battle while going about her day. The infant was uninjured. 

Officials tells the Associated Press two men at a nearby store got into a fight. One of the men chased the other down the street and fired a gun as he ran.

Authorities say Williams was hit by a stray bullet and was pronounced dead at the scene.

"We need the public to step forward on this, give us all the information they have so we can get this person off the street," Birmingham Police Sgt. Johnny Williams told MyFoxAlabama.com.

Authorities say they have not identified a suspect.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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