6-year-old Kenyatta Kendrick was asleep in her bed in Eclectic, Alabama when a car drove by her house and someone fired 18 rounds from an assault rifle into her home. Kenyatta was struck in the chest by a bullet. She died at the scene. Her uncle, 19-year-old Darren, was sleeping in a chair next to her bed. He was hit in the left hip and left ankle and underwent surgery at a hospital in Jackson. He is listed in fair condition.
Three men, ages 17, 18 and 25, have been arrested and charged with capital murder and assault.
"I don't know what's going on these days," commented a local merchant, "In my day if you had a problem with somebody you settled it with your fists. There young cats these days, the first thing they do is reach for a gun. They think they a man 'cause they have a gun in their hands."