BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 3-year-old was grazed by gunfire in Baltimore that also injured a 38-year-old man Tuesday afternoon.
Police say the shooting happened just after 12:50 p.m., in the 600 block of N. Ellwood Ave.
Responding officers found a 38-year-old man who had been shot in the leg.
Officers also found a 3-year-old boy who had been grazed by gunfire.
Both victims were taken to area hospitals and are expected to be okay.
Those that live in the area of Tuesday’s incident said they are sick of the violence that’s forced them to stay hidden.
“Somebody needs to do something about it, that’s all I can really say about it,” A neighbor said. “It’s a damn shame, you know your killings, shooting everybody but the intended victim’s, not that they should be doing it to begin with but then when you are doing it, you’re not even hitting your targets,” He added.
The intended target this time is not clear. Police are hoping the time of day and CityWatch cameras may lead to a suspect.
“This happened in the middle of the day, it happened in a residential community, so we’re really hoping that someone saw something or heard something,” said Det. Jeremy Silbert, BPD.
This comes a week after a five-year-old was caught in the crossfires, the sister of a 7-year-old who was shot earlier this year.
Her great-grandmother watched from a nearby window as she laid there in the street when Amy Hayes was shot.
“I said ‘Come on, Amy, get up!’ She said, ‘I can’t get up Grandma,'” said Vivian Nealy, her great-grandmother.
[WJZ Reporter:] “Did you ever think it would touch the family twice?”
“No, no, no, no way,” Nealy said.
Amy was shot in the back, police said the bullet exited her groin.
She is expected to survive.
Authorities are also still trying to track down the shooter.
“Whoever did needs to come forward, they need to just turn themselves in that was a baby,” Nealy said.
Some are hopeful a new police commissioner is a key in turning things around, but not everyone is that optimistic.
“It’s not going to stop, maybe slows it down, I don’t think it’s going to ever stop,” The neighbor said.
Anyone with information is asked to call (410) 396-2221 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.