8-Year-Old Los Angeles Girl Recalls Being Wounded by a Stray Bullet in a Deadly Shootout
This week, two people were shot where one of them died, and another got injured. The latter was a little girl who’s since recalled what it was like being shot at by mistake.
On Tuesday evening, just after 8:15 p.m., a double shooting occurred in South Los Angeles. Marcelis Gude, 22, was murdered during the drive-by shooting, and an 8-year-old girl was wounded.
The incident occurred in the area of 102nd and San Pedro streets. The little girl, Brianna, was accidentally caught in the crossfire while walking to her relative’s home, where she was visiting.
The child was visiting with her family from Fresno when they stepped away from their car just as someone started shooting. Brianna spoke to CBSLA’s Jeff Nguyen to share her experience, saying:
“…and something hit my shoulder. And it hurt.”
The child shared how her sister sat her down and put pressure on the bullet wound. She was taken to a hospital, where she was luckily treated for non-life-threatening injuries and discharged.
Gude, unfortunately, wasn’t as lucky as he suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and he later died at the hospital where he was rushed to. He was standing near an alley when a tan-colored car drove up, and he was shot at.
Brianna’s relatives asked not to be identified, probably to refrain from becoming the next targets of the shooters. However, they were quite upset that an innocent child was hurt in the incident.
The two groups were fighting physically before their violence turned into a shootout.
The little girl said she hoped the shooters would stop fighting because it was “bad.” Unfortunately, police haven’t arrested anyone yet as they don’t have a good description of the suspect/s.
A New Iberia teen is fighting to stay alive after she was shot in the chest Sunday night.https://t.co/N2roMouT2G— BRProud (@BRProudNews) May 25, 2021
Brianna wasn’t the only young person who was mistakenly shot this year. Last month, New Iberia’s Azarie Frederick was shot in the chest after trying to go outside her home to get her mother a soda from her car.
A group of five men opened fire on her after hiding behind trees and next to the house. She managed to escape to the backyard but had been shot in the chest by the suspects who were looking for her brother.
In the same month, a 9-year-old boy was injured by a stray bullet while he stood by as two groups fought in Grant Park, Tampa. The shooting happened at around 8 p.m. near the intersection of E 30th and N 54th Avenue.
The two groups were fighting physically before their violence turned into a shootout. The injured boy was taken to a hospital and was said to be conscious and in stable condition at the time.
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