Within just three hours of being released from jail, a North Carolina man shot a young girl in the head, the Daily Mail reports.
Little seven-year old Aaliyah Norris perished after she sustained a bullet wound to her skull. The girl was riding inside a car when the man shot her in the head.
So tragic was the scene that Aaliyah was eating ice cream when the bullet came in the window, according to the Daily Mail.
But in the end, getting shot in the head by the man would end the little girl’s life.
The Forest City Dunbar Elementary School where Aaliyah was a student released a head shot of the girl on Thursday and stated that she had died thanks to the man’s actions, the New York Post reports. After shooting the girl in the head, the gunman fled the scene of the crime in a black SUV.
Following an investigation that drew upon tips from community members, the authorities charged Shaquile Marshon Francis, 26, as the man who shot the girl in the head.
He had been picked up on unrelated charges and then released from jail three hours prior to the incident. The charges weren’t so unrelated, however, in the sense that he was first arrested for assault by pointing a gun at someone.
The Associated Press addressed the question of why the man shot into the particular car he did, thus hitting an innocent little girl in the head.