Infant dies and another critical after shooting
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:35:18 GMT —
UPDATE: One-year-old Keondra Hooks, who was shot overnight at Moody Manor apartments on Kent Street died just after 10am Friday morning. Police confirmed she was shot in the head and died at a local hospital.
The other victim, 2-year-old Leondra Hooks, is listed in critical condition. She was shot in the upper body.
"We're coming after you. We're going to find you. We're going to throw you in jail. And anyone associated with you in this crime, we're going to throw them in jail as well," said Toledo Police Chief Derrick Diggs in a press conference Friday morning.
Police report that 12 rounds were fired through a rear glass door into the living room while the two girls were sleeping on the floor just inside. Toledo police are currently reviewing a surveillance video of the building and confirm that three adults were inside the apartment at the time of the shooting. Their identities have not been released, but police confirmed the parents were not present.
"Make no mistake, the police department will get the perpetrators of this shooting. We will get the individuals responsible for this incident," Chief Diggs said.
Neighbors tell WNWO that this is not the first time this apartment was a target.
"A couple months ago, somebody shot up their front door," says Misty Ello, who lives next door.
Local Pastor Randall Parker III came to the scene to trying to put a work out against violence. He says that people in the area are often scared to come forward due to the gang activity. He says, "Unless someone stands up and says enough is enough, we are going to continue to have days like this where we have to mourn the lost of a child."
Toledo Police say they are fed up with the violence and it's time for it to come to an end.
ORIGINAL STORY: TOLEDO -- Two young children are in critical condition after they were shot at Moody Manor apartments on Kent Street late Thursday night.
According to the police report, 2-year-old Leondra Hooks and 1-year-old Keondra Hooks were each hit once after several shots were fired through a sliding patio door into the living room of the apartment around 10:48 p.m.
Neighbors told WNWO the same apartment was shot at two months ago and a bullet hole is still visible through the front door. According to one neighbor, the apartment belongs to the grandmother of the two girls and that the mother had dropped them off earlier that night.
Toledo police report they are following leads at this hour. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stopper at (419)-255- 1111.