Child clings to life after Sunday multi-shooting cases

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A 3-year-old baby remains in critical but stable condition after being shot in the head during a Montgomery block-party. The child was among four victims in two different shooting incidents in the same neighborhood Sunday evening.

The shootings all happened in Trenholm Court just off North Union Circle.

The evening started off around 7:30pm with what was supposed to be a community block party. Several hundred people were on hand for the event when police say at least two people got into an argument and pulled guns.

The baby and a 21-year-old woman were listed in critical condition. The woman was shot in the stomach and back at least three times. A 22-year-old man was shot in the hand, but was expected to be okay.

Several hours later at 10:30pm, while police were still investigating the first shootings, they heard more gun fire and discovered that a 34-year-old man had been shot and killed.

The Reverend Pastor Ed Nettles, who started the "Enough is Enough" campaign to stop the violence went to the neighborhood after the first shooting where he says he was trying to prevent the second.

Nettles released a statement to the media less than an hour before the second shooting that said:

The multiple shooting that occurred tonight in the Trenholm Court community was very dishearten [SIC] to hear. The men of "Enough Is Enough" Stop the Violence campaign will continue to work hard to educate our young people concerning senseless shootings and violence in the city of Montgomery. Within the next week, we will begin our next campaign with a sense of urgency before we lose another person to gun violence. Parents must get involved in the lives of their children. I close by saying, children as young as two years old shouldn't have to face this or any type of violence.

His message did not reach everyone, unfortunately. Police later identified the fatal shooting victim as Reginald Robinson.

Police don't have any suspects at this time in either case, but they say they're following several promising leads.

If you have any information that may help police, call CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP.

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