Stray bullet hits man feeding baby in home during shootout

Posted at 10:12 PM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 00:05:58-04

A man inside his home holding a baby was hit by a stray bullet during a shootout near 6th Street and North Avenue Tuesday morning. 

People in two vehicles fired at each other near a church, a community center full of students and family homes. 

People in the area fear for their safety and that's why we're not identifying the victim's family member.

"I don't know what they were shooting about. There was a lot of shooting, gunshots and one went through the house," said the victim's brother-in-law.

The victim's brother-in-law was in his car outside the home around 10 a.m. when people in two vehicles started firing back and forth.

"All I heard was the shots. I had no idea they were shooting at the house though," the brother-in-law said. 

The bullet went through a bedroom wall.

"My brother in law and my nephew was in there and my brother in law got shot in the neck," he said.

His family said he was holding a one-year-old, feeding him, when he was hit. They said the 45-year-old is out of the hospital recovering. The baby wasn't hurt. The family caught in the crossfire is feeling hopeless.

"It use to be respect in the world, dignity for other people, but now that's not what's happening no more."

Police are looking for the people involved.