Outraged residents tired of ‘senseless shootings’
Residents and community leaders want the person who shot blindly at others with no regard for anything to be captured and prosecuted as police continue their second day of investigating the shooting that left a 1-year-old girl with a bullet injury to her arm.
East St. Louis Detective Sgt. Gilda Johnson said the toddler is in stable condition. She says the two people who were taken into the police department as persons of interest are still being detained, but that no one has been charged.
The father and mother of the child spoke on the condition that their names could remain anonymous.
The 26-year-old father said he wants whoever shot his daughter caught and prosecuted. He said he was just walking to the store with his daughter when the shooting occurred.
Johnson said a group of young men were standing on the corner of 10th Street and Bond Avenue near a small store there. A car came by and someone inside began shooting. The baby was shot in the arm during the hail of gunfire, she said.
The baby’s mother said it’s a