A HORROR night of gun violence has left an 18-month-old baby and nine others dead.
The toddler and an adult female were struck by gunfire in North Memphis, Tennessee, killing the baby and placing the adult in critical condition, as other shootings ravaged the nation.
Police swarmed the Chicago Park Place Apartments at around 5pm on Friday and found the baby and woman hurt.
Juanita Bruce, 19, has been charged with first degree murder, four counts of attempted first degree murder, and four counts of employment of a firearm with intent to commit to a felony, Memphis police said.
She allegedly knew the woman and child who were shot, FOX13 reports.
Police said that the suspect fled the scene of the shooting in a gray Infiniti.
Bruce later turned herself in, according to the outlet. She is set to appear in court on Monday.
“We need to do better. We have to be better,” a somber officer told reporters at the scene.
“There is no reason for a baby to be dead tonight because adults couldn’t be right.”
Neighbors told WREG that the woman lived in the area but met up at the location of the shooting, an apartment complex, to fight.
“[Both] parties got to fighting and one party parked there with the kids in the car…and the other party came back and started shooting,” a neighbor told the station.
“There were other kids in the car — police… they sat here for a long time then police had to take the kids to their guardians up here to this pole right here.”
The neighbors alleged that the suspect shot into a car with children inside with the shots ringing out near a playground.
“It’s right there, and she unloaded that many shots, who was down there playing you know? Bullet don’t have a name on it,” a neighbor said.
The U.S. Sun contacted police for additional information.
The incident came as violence was reported across the nation Friday night into Saturday morning.
FIVE BODIES FOUND IN MARYLAND
Five adults were found dead inside a home following reports of a shooting, officials said.
The owner of the Maryland home made the horrific discovery on Friday evening, and called the police.
It was later discovered that the suspect, Andre Sales, 28, entered the house and killed his ex-girlfriend, Sara Mann, 21; her brother, Kai Mann, 18; their mother, Sommaly Mann, 48; and Javon Watson, 23 of White Plains.
Sales then shot himself, and the weapon was recovered, cops said.
Two children were unaccounted for, but were later found.
FOUR KILLED IN PENNSYLVANIA
The Pittsburgh-Post Gazette also reports that at least four people, including a gunman, are dead following a Pennsylvania shooting.
WNEP reported that a man was shooting at vehicles with a rifle, with cops firing shots at the gunman at the scene.
Few details about the suspect or what led up to the gunfire have been released.
The coroner confirmed the shooting left four people dead, including the shooter.