Four people, including a 6-year-old child, were wounded in a shooting

2022-06-04 0 By

This article was transferred from;Gunmen attacked four mourners, including a 6-year-old and a teenager, at a memorial service for a murder victim on Tuesday, ABC News reported Thursday.Police in North Carolina are searching for the attacker.Wilmington Police Chief Donnie Williams is asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect or suspects in the shooting.The report notes that gun violence is surging in major CITIES across the United States.”Six-year-old children should only be injured by falling off their bikes, tripping and falling, not gunshot wounds,” Williams said in an emotional video statement.Whoever did this, you are a dirty, dirty coward.”The shooting happened around 6:40 p.m. Sunday in northwest Wilmington, Williams said.A crowd was holding a memorial service at the spot where a 33-year-old man was shot and killed on January 27.”Shots were fired into the crowd and four people were shot, including a child,” Williams said.When police arrived at the scene, they initially found two men shot and wounded, he said.Police later found two more people who had been shot, including a 6-year-old and a 16-year-old boy.Mr Williams added that the teenager’s injuries were serious, while none of the other victims suffered life-threatening injuries.He asked anyone with information about the shooting or the gunman to contact police, adding that anonymous information could be given to investigators through the department’s tip line.The incident comes as the United States is experiencing a series of high-profile shootings in major cities, the report said.In New York, two police officers were shot and killed while on duty last month.In Virginia, two other police officers were shot and killed Feb. 1 during a confrontation with the gunman at Bridgewater College.According to the Gun Violence Archive, an online website that tracks shootings in the US, 32 children aged 11 and under have already been shot and killed across the US this year (2022), while 75 others have been injured.