North Carolina baby dies following Christmas Day drive-by shooting
On Monday, a 1-year-old baby died after being critically injured during a drive-by shooting on Christmas Day in North Carolina.
According to The News & Observer, little Maleah Williams was hit in the head with a stray bullet after shooting broke out in the parking lot of a Chapel Hill housing complex.
“My baby was just bleeding so much and gasping for air,” mom Tylena Williams told WTVD. “I kept telling her that I love her [and] ‘Please don’t leave me.’”
Maleah was rushed to the hospital and was reported to be in critical condition. Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger posted a statement of support for the family online on Sunday.
“Home. Family. Safety. We have a right to demand this as a community. Over this holiday time, I know that citizens of Chapel Hill share my sense of sorrow and outrage,” Hemminger said. “This is a time to come together and speak out against gun violence. Our community should be a safe and peaceful place for everyone. We need greater gun control measures now that will reduce the availability of guns here and everywhere.”
With the death of Maleah Williams, Shaquille Oneill Davis, who was arrested in the shooting, will be facing enhanced charges. According to The News & Observer, Ramone Jamarr Alston, 22, and Pierre Je Bron Moore, 23, were also arrested and charged in connection with the fatal shooting.