10 months old injured in a shooting on Columbus Avenue in Suffolk

Suffolk police said they found two homes on Columbus Avenue damaged by the shooting. A 10-month-old child suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Suffolk, Virginia — Investigators are seeking answers after a Suffolk home was shot and injured an infant on Tuesday night.

Suffolk police said they had received a call about shots fired in the areas of Spruce Street and Raleigh Avenue around 11:40 pm on Tuesday, October 12.

When police arrived at the scene, they found some cartridge cases near the intersection of Laurel Street and Columbus Avenue. Police said two homes on 200 blocks on Columbus Avenue were beaten and damaged during the shooting.

Police said a 10-month-old man was shot in one of his homes and taken to the hospital by the Suffolk fire department with a non-life-threatening injury.

Ernola Sexton, who lives on Columbus Avenue, said she acted swiftly when she sat on the couch and listened to the gunshot while watching TV.

“I just jumped up and fell onto this hardwood floor, crawling down the hallway literally low and messing up my knees,” said Sexton.

Sexton showed 13 News Now and bullets hit the outside and inside of her house.

“It hit my kitchen behind you, and it’s been across the entertainment center all the way,” said Sexton.

Suffolk police spokesperson Diana Clink said she was asking her neighbors to provide information to find the person responsible for the shooting. Following the shooting, she said police increased patrols in the area and they were working to find the shooters.

“It’s even more tragic when an innocent kid is shot with something meaningless, like a drive-by-type shoot, which is definitely something the community doesn’t support,” he said.

The case is currently under investigation.

Anyone who knows about shooting will be asked to call the crime line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

10 months old injured in a shooting on Columbus Avenue in Suffolk

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