A six-month-old child has been reportedly shot and killed on Monday, Jan. 24, during a shootout in the United States of America.
The child was a passenger in a car before being caught up in a shootout in Atlanta, Georgia.
The baby identified as Grayson Matthew was in the back of his mother’s car when his mother came across a gunfight between two people in nearby cars.
A bullet traveled into the back of the car and hit the baby. The shooting happened near a school and a convenience store in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the baby was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police Chief Rodney Bryant did not provide details at the scene but said the mother was “riding down the street and became a victim to gun violence,” the newspaper reported.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, who went to the scene, remarked that;
“The children are bearing this burden with their lives and I´m here to ask and demand that it stop right now,” he said.