1-year-old girl hit by bullet in Upstate while her mother held her, police say

1-year-old girl hit by bullet in Upstate while her mother held her, police say
Police do not know if the mother and child were targeted or victims of a stray bullet. (Source: WYFF)

GAFFNEY, S.C. (WYFF) - A 1-year-old child was hit by a bullet Tuesday night in Gaffney, according to Capt. Ron Ramsey, with the Gaffney Police Department.

Ramsey said the girl’s mother was walking down Kendrick Street near Littlejohn about 9:30 p.m. holding her when a bullet hit the girl’s foot.

The names of the woman and her daughter, as well as the child’s condition, were not released.

He said he did not know if the mother and child were targeted or if the girl was hit by a stray bullet.

Investigators found shell casings in the roadway, police said.

Chief Chris Skinner said investigators are working to find out who is responsible.

“When you’ve got idiots out here shooting at each other, they don’t care who’s in between," Skinner said. "Now you’ve got a 1-year-old girl laying in the hospital. That’s as bad as it gets, I think.”

Skinner said the shooting may be gang-related and could involve drugs.

Police are looking for a green, two-door pickup truck with tinted windows.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers or 911.

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