Child shot in Chapel Hill dies

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Shaquille Oneill Davis, 22, of Durham, is charged in the Christmas Day drive-by shooting that killed 1-year-old Maleah Williams.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A 1-year-old girl hit in the head by gunfire on Christmas has passed away according to family members. Maleah Williams had been in critical condition at UNC Children’s Hospital.

The shooting happened around 5:40 p.m. outside Maleah’s godparents’ apartment in the 700 block of Trinity Court in Chapel Hill.

Police charged 22-year-old Shaquille Oneill Davis with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon in the shooting. Those charges will likely be upgraded.

Davis appeared before a judge Monday where his bail was held at $650,000.

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