Police seek public's help in Lawrence shooting
LAWRENCE, Mass. (WHDH) -- A bullet grazed an 11-year-old girl as she slept at her home in Lawrence. Now police are searching for the person who shot her.
“She just told me, ‘Mommy I’m bleeding,’ that’s all she said,” said the victim’s mother.
The victim’s mother said around 4 a.m. Friday her daughter was grazed by a bullet.
“She hasn’t talked about it. She hasn’t said anything,” said the girl’s mother.
The mother said her daughter was in bed trying to help her 11-month-old brother fall asleep when their building was sprayed with bullets. One shot went right through the apartment and hit the child. The girl’s mother wasn’t in the room at the time, but was in the building.
Police said the address was targeted after a man went into the Brooks Street building looking for a woman on the third floor. People on the second floor said she wasn’t home, but he refused to leave.
“There was at least a verbal confrontation there and eventually the people on the second floor escorted the male out of the house,” said Lawrence Police Chief John Romero.
Authorities said not long after the man left he was seen in a car in a nearby alley. Police believe the bullets were fired from that vehicle.
“We are supposed to be safe in our house and now I don’t know what to expect because look what happened in our house,” said the victim’s mother.
Police released images captured from a camera inside the apartment building. They believe he is connected to the shooting.
Authorities are looking for the public’s help in identifying the man. Contact the Lawrence Police Department at (978) 794-5900.
The victim is expected to be fine.