Multiple suspects unleash almost 150 bullet-barrage into North Carolina home, killing 3-year-old: Police

Source: MEGA; Charlotte-Mecklenburg police

Sep. 9 2021, Published 7:54 p.m. ET

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Two young children were shot, one fatally, after multiple people opened fire on a house in North Carolina, police said.

On Sept. 7, suspects in multiple vehicles targeted a Charlotte home and unleashed at least 150 rounds into the residence that had 11 people inside, according to law enforcement officials with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

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The shooting, which was caught on surveillance camera video, claimed the life of Asiah Figueroa, 3, who was rushed to Atrium Health, where he was pronounced dead.

The boy’s 4-year-old sister was also struck in the attack, but she is expected to survive her injuries.

“The worst sound that I heard was the blood-curdling screams of the mother that had just lost their child,” nearby neighbor Abdul Khan told WBTV. “It’s scary; it’s almost surreal.”

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Detectives with the police department’s Homicide Unit and the Crime Scene Search team launched an investigation into the fatal shooting and collected physical evidence.

WBTV reported detectives believe the shooting may be connected to several high school students.

“We need you to look through their stuff you’re their parents, you can do that. Look through their rooms, look through their phones, look through their social media accounts, and find out what you can find out. We need that to solve the murder of 3-year-old Asiah,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Captain Joel McNelly said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective or leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or online.


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