Asiah Fiquero Death – Obituary : 3-year-old Asiah Fiquero was shot dead inside their Charlotte home late hours of Tuesday when people in several cars opened fire on the house, reports said.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said the shooting happened at about 11:45 p.m. on Richard Rozzelle Drive in northwest Charlotte just south of Mountain Island LakeMore than 80 bullets were fired at the house.
At least one of those bullets hit the child, who police said was younger than 5 years old. The child was rushed to the hospital but did not survive.
Susie Whitley later identified the child as her grandson, 3-year-old Asiah Fiquero.
Whitley said that Figuero was sleeping in his bed when he was shot.
“I don’t know why this happened. I don’t know what’s going on,” Whitley said. “I’m going to miss my grandson, my great grandson, so much. He was only three. He was just taken away.”
“As you can imagine, this is an extremely challenging time, not only for the friends and family involved, but for the neighbors and the officers who are currently working this case,” I can’t emphasize enough the gravity of this situation and I know that we have, unfortunately, spoken several times over the last week,” CMPD Major Ryan Butler said.
Investigators said the hail of gunfire did hit multiple homes in the area, although the child appears to be the only person who was hit in the attack.
“This is a situation where we have a very young, innocent child who has been taken from the community due to the actions of some individuals who clearly have demonstrated complete disregard for the welfare of their fellow human being,” Butler said. “This is so far short of what we as a community here in Charlotte are capable of.”
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing and no suspect or vehicle descriptions have been released.