The surge of gun violence in Atlanta has led to the death of a second baby on Monday afternoon.
The local police said a six-month-old baby died after he was by a bullet inside while sitting on a backseat of a car outside a Food Mart convenience store around 3 in the afternoon.
The mother of the victim said she was driving in the area when a bullet fatally hit her child.
Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant explained the mother and her baby were just victims of a crossfire when two people who are fighting nearby fired guns towards each other.
“This is painful. This one hurts — for a six-month-old to be riding down the street and become a victim to gun violence, random gun violence, between two people who can’t resolve a simple issue,” Bryant said.
A deeper investigation of the shooting incident is now underway.
Meanwhile, early this month a one-year-old girl died after she was shot by another child in her Atlanta home.
In the initial police investigation, the girl’s mother, Amaiya Dachanel Williams, left the kids alone in a room where she also kept her firearm.
Sources said the 21-year-old was arrested on Thursday for failing to secure her weapon.