A woman was left dead and an 11-month-old boy listed in critical condition after a shooting that occurred on the 1900 Block of Tebo Street Thursday, Jan. 28. In all, five individuals were shot during the incident, which police believe to have started as dispute between two groups. Police also said the crime scene was both outdoors and indoors.
Mayor Sheldon Neeley issued the following statement regarding the tragic situation:
“Our community has been devastated once again by gun violence. I pray for calm and call for all of us — mothers, fathers, pastors, neighbors — to come together to send a unified demand for peace in our community. We know these times are challenging and tensions are high, but police cannot do it alone. The violence must stop. The circle of retaliation must stop. This tragic loss of life cannot continue. Whenever a life is cut short, especially when a child is lost or injured, our whole community suffers. I pray for the victims, their families and our community.”
UPDATE: Another man and a woman were shot just after midnight Friday Jan. 29 during a drive-by shooting on 500 block of West Eldridge Street. The victims sustained non-life threatening injuries. Friday’s shooting is believed to have been retaliation for the previous drive-by that happened on Thursday.
Anyone who can provide additional details about either of these incidents is advised to call the Flint Police Department at 810-237-6800.