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Family hopeful 2-year-old shooting victim will make full recovery

Posted at 11:15 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 08:49:35-04

BALTIMORE, MD. — A lone stroller was left on the Ramsey Street sidewalk in Southwest Baltimore while a 1 year old, a 2 year old and a mother were rushed to the hospital after being shot on Friday night.

"It just took a lot out of me," said Darlene McFadden, the grandmother of the woman shot and the great grandmother of the 2 year old shot.
She didn't say much but praised the first responders, doctors and nurses for helping her babies.

The mother is expected to be okay after she was shot in neck. McFadden said the one-year-old is a family friend who's recovering at Johns Hopkins. The 2 year old, Chase, was shot in the side and is still at shock trauma. His family is hopeful he will make a full recovery.

"We're hoping he can walk normal again. Right now they're running tests to see if they can get him back to normal," said Marvin Walker Jr., Chase's grandfather. He said Chase has a ruptured spleen, lost a kidney and is having issues with his spine. "Right now it's still a gamble and I hate to see my grand baby laying in that bed. He can't move," said Walker. He added, "it's just horrible and painful to watch."

Walker said his grand baby was saved by the two officers who responded to the shooting, Carlos Arias and Daisha Simms. Arias said he held his finger in Chase's bullet hole so he wouldn't bleed out. Now, this family said they are making sure they will never be put in this situation again.

Walker said, "we as a family have been put in a position to have to get out of this community. We need to leave the city in order to feel safe. Those officers kept my babies from dying that night, next time we may not be that lucky."

Two men also went to the hospital because of the shooting. Police said they went into the hospitals themselves and had non-life threatening injuries.

There is a $15,000 reward for anyone who has information that will lead to the arrest of the person responsible for the shooting. Police say unknown armed men got out of a silver, mid-2000s model Honda Accord and opened fire at the intersection of Ramsey and Monroe streets.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP or the Baltimore Police Department's Citywide Shooting Unit at 410-396-2221.Tips can also be provided to ATF by calling 888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477) or emailing ATFTips@atf.gov.