At 10:20 pm on May 5, 2016 shots were fired in the alley of the 1600 block of Plymouth Avenue North. Stray bullets struck homes on the 1600 block of Plymouth. One of the stray bullets entered into a little girl’s bedroom while she was in her bed. The 10 year old girl was shot. The bullet went through her foot.
This case, like many others, is exceptionally concerning to the police and the public as the shooter gave no regard to the people or property in the path of the bullets that were fired at their intended targets. We have seen instances where innocent bystanders pay the price for the shooters complete lack of regard for those who may be victims to their reckless and criminal behavior.
MPD investigators have been knocking on doors and talking to residents for weeks. A common theme investigators are hearing from the residents is: “We are so tired of the sheer amount of violence happening on our block. We are afraid to go outside. We cannot let our children go outside to play. This has got to stop!”
Investigators have noted repeatedly that the people who answer their doors are good people who want the violence to stop. The investigators need these people in the community to stand up and have a voice and bring information to the investigators. There were numerous people outside when the shooting happened.
Victim’s foot and victim’s bed / unpatched bullet hole:
CrimeStoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter/shooters in this case. Anyone with information is can send an anonymous tip to 274637. Type Tip674 and your tip. People may also call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and leave an anonymous tip. The case number for this incident is 16-160009.