On Sunday night, a Memphis man opened fire on a woman and her three year-old daughter after she refused his advances. The girl was hit multiple times, and is now in the hospital in “extremely critical condition.”
The gunman, who is still on the run, had had a confrontation with the girl’s mother. Local Memphis reports that, after the woman rejected him, he flew into a rage and fired into the car.
According to the police report, the girl’s mother brought the child to the apartment complex to do a woman’s hair.
The report said a man made an advance on another woman, got into an altercation, and opened fire into a car with the child and her mother inside.
“He can’t handle his rage. He can’t handle his anger,” parent Dineshia Smith said.
“You know that little girl is fighting for her life right now just because a young man doesn’t know how to take rejection,” Sledge said
Some neighbors in the area, Local Memphis writes, are wondering why the young girl was out so late at night with her mother—although that seems like one of the last questions worth asking in this situation.
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