CHILD SHOT | "My baby just turned 3"
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A Baltimore mother is speaking out against violence after her 3-year-old son was grazed by bullets during a shooting outside their home.
Police were called to the 600 block of Ellwood Avenue around 1 p.m. Tuesday.
There they found a 38-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg, as well as a 3-year-old boy with a graze wound.
Both victims were taken to area hospitals and are expected to survive.
The child’s mother identified her son as Darrell Johns.
Francsola Rice told FOX45 her son suffered two graze wounds and was released from the hospital Tuesday evening.
“My baby just turned 3,” said Rice. “We don’t deserve this. We really don’t. I don’t understand what’s wrong with these young men and these guns.”
Rice said she had just stepped inside the house to get her phone when someone opened fire.
Rice ran back outside knowing her friend, the 38-year-old victim and her son had been waiting for her on the front porch.
“I left my baby there for two seconds in order for us to get a cab and shots just rang out,” explained Rice.
Rice said she doesn’t know who would do this or why.
Baltimore Police have not yet released a motive in the shooting.
A spokesperson for the department urged people with information on the case to come forward.
“We do believe someone in the area saw what occurred, so we would appreciate a phone call,” said Det. Nicole Monroe.
Rice’s son joins the latest children to be impacted by gun violence in the city.
Just last week, 5-year-old Amy Hayes was shot in west Baltimore.
Her sister Taylor Hayes, 7, was shot and killed last July.
Police have not identified the 38-year-old victim.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police.