2 children shot outside North Carolina home, 1 dead

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. — The Southern Pines Police Department is investigating a shooting that has left one child dead and another critically wounded.

WTVD reported that it happened around 4 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of West Michigan Avenue.

Police say 12-year-old Jalinda Campbell and 3-year-old Kyleigh Graham were on the front porch of a home when someone driving by started shooting.

The girl died at the hospital. The boy’s condition is stable, police said Saturday.

“It was like pow-pow-pow! I know I counted maybe six, but it was more than that,” said witness Keisha Miller.

Miller said she ran over to help.

“The baby, his eyes were wide open. He was looking very alert, obviously very scared. The girl was trying to get up, but we were trying to keep her still,” she said.

Police want to find whoever did it. They said they don’t believe the children were the intended targets. They say they know who the target was, but they’re not naming him. They also have leads on suspects, but they’re not in custody.