Two children were shot dead in South Toledo. One is still fighting for his life.
Police say the three boys were found wounded by at least one bullet after a house dispute in the Bayernport apartments shortly after 5 pm.
They were taken to a local hospital where the one-year-old child died. A four-year-old child is in critical condition.
According to police, the suspect, Kevin Moore, 27, is a friend of the children’s mother, and was arrested at the scene. He faces two counts of aggravated murder and criminal assault.
Lieutenant Dan Gerkin said it happened inside an apartment.
“It appears to be a local situation, and three children were shot,” Jerkin said at the scene. “I have no names or ages today.” We believe that the person responsible for this is under arrest at that time. “
Neighbors said they heard an argument before the shots rang out. A number of them feel ready to act after a recent spate of violent crimes.
“There were gunshots about three months ago, then about a month ago there was a person here who was shot and killed, and it became more common than it was in recent years,” said Stefania Cech, a longtime resident of the area.
Police are still investigating the incident and said more information would be revealed at a later time.