Mother and 4-year-old struck by gunfire New Year’s Day

A woman and her 4-year-old child where injured New Year’s Day when they were struck by a bullet while walking in west Charlotte.

CMPD did not release the victim’s names but said the mother and child were walking on Romare Bearden Drive when a bullet went through the infant’s ankle and grazed the mother. Police do not believe the shooter intended to hit the pair, who showed up for treatment at Carolinas Medical Center.

As of early Tuesday, authorities had announced no arrest in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com.

The shooting was the second time in two weeks that someone fired a bullet that injured a child.

On Dec. 22, two boys, ages 9 and 11, where asleep in their beds when they were struck by gunfire at an apartment on Leak Street. Police said the apartment was intentionally shot at by one or more suspects.

One of the boys was shot in the arm; the other in the hip. Each underwent surgery and was expected to recover.

CMPD last week was offering a $5,000 reward in the case, urging any witnesses to come forward.

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