Baby shot dead after sickening shooting in US apartment building | World | New

The suspect was involved in a brief battle with police, after which they were taken to a local hospital, ABC affiliate WNCN reported. WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham reported that at least one other person was also taken to hospital for treatment.

More than a dozen Raleigh Police Department (RPD) officers attended the scene at Shanda Drive, Raleigh just after 10:30 p.m. local time (0330 GMT).

The incident is being treated as domestic violence-related and a homicide investigation has been opened.

CBS affiliate WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham said the victim was a toddler, but the specific age has not been confirmed, nor has the relationship between the adults and the child.

Video footage from the scene showed crime scene tape blocking off parts of an apartment complex, with police outside.

A WTVD reporter tweeted: “An RPD officer confirms this is a homicide investigation and that several people have been taken to hospital.

“Sources tell me, and this is so sad to tweet, a toddler was killed in a domestic violence situation.”

The building is about eight miles from the center of Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina.

The tragedy is the second shooting in North Carolina in a matter of days.

A total of six people were injured in an apparent drive-by shooting in the northeastern town of Clinton on Saturday, four adults and two children, a 12-year-old boy and a 17-month-old toddler.

The attack happened during a rally outside a small brick house on Stetson Street when someone in a black Chrysler 200 drove past the house, circled the block and returned to open fire.

Clinton Police Chief Anthony Davis said in a statement released Sunday, July 3, “Information gathered thus far indicates the shooting was targeted and not a random act of violence.”

Also in America, the man accused of spraying gunfire at a July 4 parade from a Chicago-area rooftop, turning a holiday celebration into a killing field, was due to make his first appearance before the court on Wednesday to face seven charges of first-degree murder.

Authorities said Tuesday that 21-year-old suspect Robert E. Crimo III planned the attack for weeks before climbing to his sniper perch from an alley and firing more than 70 random shots at him. the spectators of the parade before fleeing dressed as a woman.

Seven people were killed and more than three dozen were treated in hospital for gunshot wounds and other injuries after the carnage in Highland Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb with a large Jewish community.

The suspect was arrested later Monday when he was stopped by police driving his mother’s car, which authorities said he drove in Wisconsin and Illinois after the shooting.

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