Girl, 3, wounded in St. Petersburg drive-by shooting
ST. PETERSBURG —
A young girl and a man were injured Thursday in what St. Petersburg Police are calling a drive-by shooting.
The shooting happened in the area of 1200 10th Avenue S.
Police say a white car, possibly a Dodge Challenger, drove past the home, and someone inside fired several shots. Several people were on the porch at the time.
Jayla Mack, 3, was hit by gunfire, as was Terrell Holliman, 23. Police say both suffered injuries described as not life-threatening.
Mack was taken to a hospital and is recovering.
Holliman was shot in the leg. We’ve learned he was also shot in the back last year in a drive-by.
Mayor Rick Kriseman and Police Chief Anthony Holloway went to the scene of the shooting shortly after it was reported.
“This has to stop. Too many guns, much violence, too much retribution, taking it out on each other,” Kriseman said. “If something happens, let us solve the problem. Let us solve the crime, let us take care of it. Let us put the people who do bad things away. Don’t do it yourself.”
That’s why police are trying to find the person or people responsible. They’re looking for a white Dodge Challenger that was seen in the area at the time. If you have any information you’re asked to contact police.