• Mom, 5-month-old baby shot when bullets fly into their Mississippi home

    By: Tom Dees


    CLARKSDALE, Miss. - A mother and her baby were injured after multiple gunshots hit their home.

    Investigators were called to the 600 block of Walnut Street in Clarksdale, Mississippi at 1:30 Tuesday morning.

    Nichale Artis, 19, from Jonestown was identified as the suspect. Artis is also the ex-boyfriend of the mother injured during the shooting.

    Nine people total were inside the home during the shooting.

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    Nine people in total were inside the home during the shooting.

    FOX13 crews on scene counted at least 11 bullet holes in the side of the trailer. 

    The mother was hit in the hip and thigh while the 5-month old baby was grazed in the head by a bullet.

    Both the mother and child were taken to Regional One.

    Police said both the mother and her child have been released from the hospital.

    Officers told FOX13 Artis was captured shortly after the shooting.

    Police also found a handgun in his possession that matched the shell casings at the crime scene.

    Artis has been charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling, aggravated assault, and seven counts of attempted aggravated assault.

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