Baltimore - Three-year-old McKenzie Elliot was playing outside around 4pm Friday when she was killed by a stray bullet. Investigators say a car was driving on Old York Road when bullets started flying at a group of people standing on a corner. According to police, that group started firing back and one of those bullets hit McKenzie.
Since the drive-by shooting, Baltimore City Police have ramped up the hunt for whose responsible, vowing to track them down. Officers are speaking with a person of interest, and they may have the car that was involved.
"We want the public to be as outraged as we are about this, and we need their help," said Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez.
A 21-year-old woman was also hit in the crossfire, she has a graze wound. City leaders are pleading for help to catch McKenzie's killer.
"We have to keep our eyes on violent repeat offenders and any information we can get from the community is vital," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said.
Family members leaned on each other for support Sunday, but declined to go on camera.
"They just need somebody to hold them up and walk them through this," said Rev. Dr. Andre Humphrey with the Baltimore Trauma Response Team.
Loved ones say they plan to hold a vigil for McKenzie sometime this week.