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Neighbors on edge after child shot in drive-by

Posted at 4:16 PM, Mar 11, 2016

St. Petersburg Police continue searching for suspects who shot a 3-year-old girl and a 23-year-old man in broad daylight.

Early Friday morning, police found a stolen car they said was used in the shooting, abandoned in Dell Holmes Park. 

Both victims are expected to be okay. 

 

"That little baby didn't ask for that, she's an innocent child," neighbor Eva Miller said. "I look at her and I think you know I think about that baby because that could have been her."

 

Miller held her two-year-old goddaughter Sariyah as she spoke. She lives in the same neighborhood where this shooting took place. 

 

"It sounded horrible.  I mean it was very scary, you know... to know you live in a neighborhood where this takes place," she said. 

 

Neighbors heard multiple shots Thursday afternoon.

 

St. Pete police said 23-year-old Terrell Holliman and a 3-year-old girl were both hit while on the porch on 10th Avenue South. 

 

Police still don't know what led to the drive-by shooting.

 

"It's getting bad.  It's not, getting any better, you know it's getting worse," Miller said. 

 

Miller said she's trying to move out of the neighborhood to a safer one. 

 

"I would love to see a neighborhood where the kids could play they would be safe, you wouldn't have to worry about nobody riding up and down the road shooting and trying to hurt somebody and a baby gets shot," she said. "Let's just stop the violence, it's time. Anybody that could hurt a child you know that's a heartless person." 

 

Police are still interviewing other people who were on that porch when the shooting happened.