Gunman Shoots Across Apartment Courtyard, 3 Injured And 2 Killed Including 3-Month-Old Baby, Someone Returned Fire

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — Five people were shot at an apartment complex when a gunman opened fire outside. Two people were killed, including a mother and her 3-month-old child.

A 30-year-old mother and her 3-month-old daughter died in Tuesday’s shooting outside the Belt Atlantic apartments, Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith said at a news conference Wednesday morning.

A 29-year-old woman, a 15-year-old girl, and an 11-year-old girl were also injured in the shooting, WTVR reported. Smith said the three people injured were in stable condition. Their names have not been released.

via local media

“These are all females who were there outside with everyone else enjoying the weather in a large courtyard,” Smith said. “At this time, we do not believe that they were the target of these shootings. They could very well be considered innocent bystanders, doing what most of us did as much as we could yesterday, which was get outside and enjoy the weather.”

Police say that someone returned fire towards the gunman, but it was not immediately clear who fired those shots.

Police are still searching for the person responsible.

“Someone knows who did this act. They know,” Smith said. “There’s too many people out there, too many eyes, too many connections for people who live here not to know who did this.”

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