“If you saw the murder of this innocent child and injuries to the other innocent children, you must help in solving these cases,” police said.
The children were not the intended targets of the shootings in Statesville, police said they believe. It wasn’t immediately clear if the incidents were connected.
Officers in Statesville responded around 7 p.m. to reports of a shooting and “located two children outside of the residence who suffered gunshot wounds,” the release states. The girl died, while the 7-year-old boy was treated for his injuries.
While working that crime scene, officers heard gunshots a couple blocks away, the release states. At that second site, they found the 10-year-old boy with a nonfatal gunshot wound, the release states.