Police suspect high school students

(CNN)A 3-year-old boy died and his sister was injured inside a relative’s home in Charlotte, North Carolina, after several people shot approximately 150 times against residencesaid the police.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) is investigating the fatal shooting of Asiah Figueroa, who slept at his great-grandmother’s house when He was fatally shot on Tuesday before midnight. His 4-year-old sister was grazed during the shooting and it is expected to survive, the CMPD said.

The police department released what appears to be surveillance video with footage of the shooting, hoping the public can help identify the cars or suspects. In the video, two vehicles drive down a street and stop in front of a house; then several people get out of the cars and start shooting at the house. Police said there were 11 people in the home when the shooting occurred..

Susie Whitley, the boy’s great-grandmother, told WBTV, affiliate of CNN, that Asiah and other family members were staying at her house and that she heard the shots just as she was about to fall asleep. Her granddaughter started yelling that Asiah was shot while dialing 911Whitley told the news outlet.

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“When I entered his room, my grandson was there, he was holding him and he said: ‘Grandma, I think it’s gone ‘. I didn’t want to believe it, ”Whitley told WBTV.

Asiah would turn 4 in December.

Detectives believe the shooting is related to two other homicides, which have some connection to Hopewell High School students. Students from North Mecklenburg and Chambers (Vance) high schools could also be involved, authorities said.

“We believe that these tragic events stemmed from some simple disputes. What started as a dispute game between teenagers, It has turned into a deadly game that has now claimed two lives“Said the captain of CMPD, Joel mcnelly.

McNelly implored parents of high school students to submit any relevant information.

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“Parents of kids in these high schools: What we need from you is to be as outraged as we are by this. This is where your children go to school. These are the people your children are with and we need your helpMcNelly said. “We need you to talk to your children. They should know whether or not their children were at home the last few nights. If your children were not home the last few nights during the night, we must know“.

There are several suspects and several firearms involved, but they have not located any of the cars or to none of the people involvedsaid the police.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a detective from the Homicide Unit. The investigation of this case is active and ongoingsaid the CMPD.


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