Asiah Figueroa Biography – Wiki
Asiah Figueroa was a Little boy who died and her 4-year-old sister was injured when gunmen fired nearly 150 rounds at a North Carolina home, in what police believe was related to a high school dispute.
Asiah Figueroa was asleep shortly before midnight Tuesday when the alleged teenage gunmen pulled into two cars at his great-grandmother’s Charlotte home and fired hundreds of bullets, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.
Asiah Figueroa has died at the age of 3-years-old.
Asiah’s great-grandmother, Susie Whitley, told WBTV that he and other relatives were staying at her home when the shots rang out.
“At first I thought, I thought I had heard gunshots, but I really didn’t know,” she told the station. “But then when I heard the knock on the door, I knew someone was shooting at my house.”
Whitley then called 911 when her granddaughter screamed that Asiah had been shot.
“I didn’t want to believe it,” Whitley said.
Whitley told WSOC that he believes the gunmen were trying to kill everyone inside the home.
“These people need to be caught and taken off the street because they keep shooting at people’s houses,” said his great-grandmother.
Killed in Nearly 150-Bullet Barrage Fired into North Carolina Home
A 3-year-old boy was killed and his 4-year-old sister was injured when gunmen fired nearly 150 rounds at a North Carolina home, in what police believe was related to a high school dispute.
Asiah Figueroa was asleep shortly before midnight Tuesday when the alleged teenage gunmen pulled into two cars at her great-grandmother’s Charlotte home and fired hundreds of bullets, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.
Asiah was hit by gunfire and later died in a hospital. Her 4-year-old sister was also beaten, but she is expected to survive, police said.
Asiah, who was turning 4 in December, was a kind boy who loved to play games on his iPad, Whitley said.
Neighbors, meanwhile, said they heard Asiah’s mother screaming after the shooting.
“The worst sound I ever heard was the bloodcurdling screams of the mother who had just lost her son,” Abdul Khan told WBTV. “It’s scary, it’s almost surreal.”
Investigators posted two videos of the suspects arriving at the home in hopes of getting help from the public in identifying them. Detectives believe the incident is related to several other shootings that resulted in two homicides.
“The information also indicates that the series of shootings has something to do with Hopewell High School students, and detectives believe a student from North Mecklenburg and Chambers (Vance) High Schools is involved,” police said in a statement.
The murder of the boy should “outrage everyone,” Capt. Joel McNelly told reporters at a news conference on Wednesday.