VALLEJO, Calif. (KRON) – A 30-year-old woman and an eight-year-old girl are in critical condition after the two were shot in Vallejo overnight.
Bullet holes, which seem to have been fired from two different guns, mark up the evangelist temple fellowship center in Vallejo.
Police say some of those gunshots hit a 30-year-old woman and an eight-year-old girl Wednesday night.
Chief Shawny Williams believes the two are family members.
Both are in critical condition but the child has been stabilized.
“I can say that this was a senseless act of violence. We don’t know what the motive is. It’s currently an active investigation,” Chief Shawny Williams said.
Church members say the city has been plagued by gun violence and Chief Williams agrees.
“Gun violence is a public health crisis,” Chief Williams said.
About two hours after a man was shot to death in Vallejo, police responded to the wounded woman and child at around 10:45 Wednesday night.
Neighbor Marco Sandoval says a sports car speeding down Sonoma Boulevard turned around and returned to the church corner.
His surveillance camera captured the vehicle.
He says once the driver reached the church. The shooter opened fire on the victims.
“A lady with a child — that’s not right,” Sandoval said.
Freddie Blair got married in this church. She says she is on edge in light of recent shootings.
“I try to mind my business. I go to the store, church, and home. But I’ve heard a lot of retaliation is going on in Vallejo between some young people. So, I don’t know — it needs to stop,” Blair said.
“Mid-June, we had about 116 shootings. Last year, we had 269. That’s too many shootings,” Chief Williams said.
Many of them remain unsolved.