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Published on May 27, 2024
Two Women Charged After Child Injured in Atlantic City Shooting During Memorial Day WeekendSource: Psiń•edelisto, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Two women were nabbed after an 11-year-old boy was shot during a violent street fracas in Atlantic City over the Memorial Day weekend. The child, who was inside a residence at the time of the incident, sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound on Saturday night and was rushed to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Yanirah Davis, 22, and Yontay Cooper, 33, faced the music on Sunday as they were charged with a slew of crimes, including egregious counts of aggravated assault. Law enforcement officials allege that the duo of Davis and Cooper descended on the 100 block of North Rhode Island Avenue bearing a hammer and a handgun, seeking to settle an old score.

As per the narrative pieced together by investigators, the women took to vandalizing a vehicle's window with the hammer before unleashing a barrage of bullets at the group they had previously beefed with. A wayward round made its way into a nearby home, hitting an 11-year-old lying on the floor, NBC Philadelphia reports.

Anyone with additional information on this disturbing episode is urged to step forward and contact the Atlantic City Police Department, according to a statement from the authorities obtained by 6abc.