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Cincinnati Man Shoots At Child

| by Maura Turcotte

On July 26, a Cincinnati man shot at four people, including a 1-year-old boy, reports Fox News. He was then promptly shot himself by a man with a concealed carry permit.

Thomas McCary was arguing with a woman, Jeaneta Walker, late Sunday evening when the woman’s brother, Patrick Ewing, approached to handle the situation. When Ewing came nearer, McCary pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and began firing. He reportedly fired three shots at Ewing, according to Fox News.

Ewing then pulled out a gun of his own to defend himself and his sister. According to police reports, the woman’s brother had a concealed carry permit. Returning fire back at McCary, Ewing reportedly wounded the 62-year-old man in the leg.

Despite being injured, McCary did not surrender. Rather, he went into his house and retrieved a second handgun. Wielding a weapon in each hand, McCary shot at Walker and her 1-year-old son, as well as another unidentified third man, Fox News writes.

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Ewing shot at McCary again, allowing the three victims to seek shelter inside a house. After shooting several more rounds, McCary went back into his own house. Later that night, McCary man was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was treated and later arrested.

McCary is now being held without bail on four counts of felonious assault.

Further south, another child was involved in a shooting on July 21. In eastern New Orleans an incident left a 17-year-old boy dead and a 4-year-old boy injured, reports WDSU.

Reportedly there were two shooters in disguises involved, but no other details have been revealed or confirmed. The teenager was identified as Gerald Morgan and the child was Bryon Strowder, Morgan’s nephew, according to WDSU.

"Well right now, I'm scared for my life and for my family's life because (of) what they did," aunt Charlettle Morgan said. "We just hope the police (will) catch (them) all because we want our justice and they had no respect for other children that were out here."

Sources: Fox News, WDSU / Photo credit: Hamilton County Jail via Fox News