Asiah would have turned 4 in December.
Detectives believe the shooting is related to two other homicides, which have some connection to students at Hopewell High School. Students from North Mecklenburg and Chambers (ヴァンス) high schools may be involved as well, 当局は言った.
“We believe that these tragic events stemmed from some simple disputes. What started out as teenage dispute games, has turned into a deadly game that’s now taken two lives,” CMPD Captain Joel McNelly said.
McNelly implored parents of the students at the high schools to come forward with any relevant information.
“Parents of kids at these high schools: What we need from you is, we need you to be as outraged as we are about this. This is where your kids go to school. These are the people that your kids are around, そして私たちはあなたの助けが必要です,” McNelly said. “We need you to talk to your children. You should know whether or not your children were at home the last few nights. If your children were not at home the last few nights overnight — we need to know that.”
There are multiple suspects and multiple firearms involved, but they have not located any of the cars or any of the people involved, 警察は言った.
Anyone with information about the shooting can call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. The investigation into this case is active and ongoing, CMPD said.