An 8-month-old woman suffered a gunshot wound Tuesday night time, after bullets fired in a neighborhood brawl handed through the partitions of a home, in line with the Shelby Police Department.
The situation of the toddler was not launched Wednesday.
Investigators say it occurred round 10:20 p.m. Tuesday at a home within the 200 block of Putnam Street. That’s on the south facet of Shelby, which is about 40 miles west of Charlotte.
The toddler was taken to Atrium Health Cleveland., then later flown to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, the place she remained Wednesday, police mentioned in a information launch.
No arrest has been made within the case.
“The preliminary investigation indicates an altercation occurred outside of the home where shots were fired,” police mentioned. “The child was inside the residence at the time the shots were fired and was struck by a bullet that traveled through an outside wall of the home.”
An estimated 15 shots had been fired as two groups argued near the home, and one of many bullets struck the newborn within the again, the Shelby Star reviews. The bullet was “lodged in her lung,” the newspaper mentioned.
“The mother says they were in bed together,” Shelby Police Lt. Scott Champion told station WSOC. “She was holding the baby at the time the shots rang out and the baby was struck.”
The shots could have been fired by somebody driving by the home, the station mentioned.