A HORROR night of gun violence has killed an 18-month-old baby and nine others.
The toddler and an adult woman were struck by gunfire in North Memphis, Tennessee, killing the baby and leaving the adult in critical condition, while other shootings devastated the country.
Police stormed the Chicago Park Place Apartments around 5 p.m. Friday and found the baby and woman injured.
Juanita Bruce, 19, has been charged with first-degree murder, four counts of attempted first-degree murder and four counts of using a firearm with intent to commit a felony, Memphis police said.
She would have known the woman and child who were shot, reports FOX13.
Police said the suspect fled the shooting scene in a gray Infiniti.
Bruce later turned himself in, according to the outlet. She is due to appear in court on Monday.
“We have to do better. We have to be better,” a gloomy officer told reporters at the scene.
“There’s no reason for a baby to be dead tonight, because adults can’t be right.”
Neighbors told WREG the woman lived nearby but gathered at the shooting scene, an apartment complex, to fight.
“[Both] parties got into an argument and one party parked there with the kids in the car…and the other party came back and started shooting,” a neighbor told the station.
“There were other children in the car – police… they sat here for a long time and then the police had to take the children to their guardians, here to this pole.”
Neighbors claimed the suspect shot into a car with children in it as the shots rang out near a playground.
‘It’s there, and she fired so many shots, who was playing down there, you know? Bullet has no name,” said a neighbor.
The US Sun contacted police for additional information.
The incident took place as violence was reported across the country from Friday evening to Saturday morning.
FIVE BODY FOUND IN MARYLAND
Five adults were found dead in a house after reports of a shooting, officials said.
The owner of the Maryland home made the gruesome discovery Friday night and called the police.
It was later discovered that the suspect, Andre Sales, 28, entered the house and killed his ex-girlfriend, Sara Mann, 21; her brother, Kai Mann, 18; their mother, Sommaly Mann, 48; and Javon Watson, 23 of White Plains.
Sales then shot himself and the weapon was recovered, police said.
Two children were missing but were later found.
FOUR KILLED IN PENNSYLVANIA
The Pittsburgh-Post Gazette also reports that at least four people, including a gunman, have been killed in a shooting in Pennsylvania.
WNEP reported that a man with a rifle was firing at vehicles, while police on the spot fired at the gunman.
Few details have been released about the suspect or what led to the shot.
The coroner confirmed that the shooting killed four people, including the gunman.