Toledo Police say a suspect or suspects shot into a north Toledo home around midnight on East Streicher near Franklin. A little girl who lives in the home was hit in the leg.
About an hour later, a woman reading a book in bed was shot in a home on Maplewood in central Toledo.
TOLEDO, OH (TOLEDO NEWS NOW) - Two separate shootings rocked the Glass City early Thursday. Both victims were shot while inside their homes. In the first incident, a 10-year-old girl was hit. A woman was shot an hour later.
Both shooters remain at large.
East Streicher Shooting
Toledo Police say a suspect or suspects shot into a north Toledo home around midnight on East Streicher near Franklin. A little girl who lives in the home was hit in the leg. She was rushed to the hospital. First responders say her injuries are not life-threatening and she is expected to survive.
Police are investigating the bullet holes in the front window and casings scattered in the street. They also searched the area looking for the person or persons responsible.
Neighbors say they are furious and in disbelief. One woman said this is one example of a much bigger problem.
"Kids can't even go to sleep and get up and go to school. They're going around and killing our kids. That's an innocent baby that got shot," she said.
Neighbors just want justice and believe someone had a motive.
About an hour later, a woman reading a book in bed was shot in a home on Maplewood in central Toledo. Police say a suspect or suspects fired two rounds into the victim's house.
Police say she is already back from the hospital and doing fine.
The shooter fled the scene before police arrived.
Moody Manor Reminder
These shootings are reminding many of the incident at Moody Manor apartments where two little girls were shot while in their home. In August, 1-year-old Keondra Hooks was killed and 2-year-old Leondra Hooks was injured.
The grandmother of the little girls, Lasandra Lucas, actually lives right near the house on Streicher where the 10-year-old was shot overnight.
Early Thursday morning, Lucas said, "I just went through this. That was my grandbaby in the Manor. I just went through this, so I know how she's feeling right now. They'll never find out who did this, the streets don't talk like they used to."
Lucas does not understand how someone can put a child's life at risk.
"Whoever did this to this little girl is a coward, you know what I'm saying? As long as you big enough to take a life, be big enough to walk downtown and say, 'I did it,'" said Lucas.
Police Seeking Tips
Police say shootings into homes like this are some of the most difficult to solve because usually there is nobody around outside or no witnesses.
Toledo Police do not have any suspects at this time and are asking anyone with information on either shooting to call them or CrimeStoppers at 419-255-1111.
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