Mother and Son Recovering After Being Shot While Sleeping
(Memphis) – A family inside a Raleigh house ran for their lives, just after midnight on Saturday, as bullets ripped through their home.
“I thought it was some firecrackers going off and we jumped up and we heard some glass shatter and it was the front door,” said Rennie Lindsey, who was in the back of the house when the gunshots rang out.
Six people were able to run for cover as the bullets pierced through windows and doors, but two others weren’t so lucky. Lindsey’s 23-year-old stepdaughter Meoshia McDaniels and her 2-year-old son, Marcus, were asleep in the front room.
“She got up and turned on the light where the baby was in the room and the mother rose up and asked what was going on,” said Lindsey. “She didn’t know she was shot and blood was just pouring down her.”
Lindsey says they called 911 and quickly realized that something else must be wrong. The two-year-old was crying.
“[We} unzipped his sleeper and the baby had a bullet hole in his side,” said Lindsey. “That’s how we found out he was shot.”
Meoshia was taken to the Med in critical condition and her boy was rushed over to Le Bonhuer.
Lindsey says a normally quiet neighborhood turned violent. He’s not sure why someone would shoot up his house.
“The violence needs to stop. It really does,” said Lindsey. “It’s gone too far when a baby gets shot. We’re losing to many lives at such a young age and it needs to stop.”
As Meoshia and Marcus recover at the hospital, Lindsey is thankful no one else got hurt, considering the home riddled with bullets was filled with his family.
“It could have been much worse than it was. So, I’m grateful for that,” said Lindsey. “God is good.”
Memphis Police are looking for the shooter. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 901.528.CASH.