‘Outraged’ mother makes demands of Baltimore

Image copyright NY Daily News Image caption Charmaine Simpson said goodbye to her daughter, Tenesha, while she was brought to the hospital

A woman says she is “outraged” by the way Baltimore is treating its homeless after a 10-year-old girl was shot while visiting relatives in the city.

Tedesha Brown was shot while leaving a playground with an aunt late on Sunday, and taken to hospital for treatment.

Tedesha has been discharged from hospital, and now her mother is demanding changes to the city’s policy.

Baltimore is home to the highest rate of homelessness per capita of any major US city.

“I’m pretty upset about the way that everything has gone down, and the way my daughter has been brought back to me,” Charmaine Simpson told the New York Daily News.

“I just feel like they just don’t care, they just want us out and we’re always ready to go – the city has gone absolutely crazy.”

Ms Simpson said the two women had left the playground and were walking towards the trolley stop when they were attacked by an unknown gunman, who forced them back onto the street and shot both with a gun.

Tedesha’s aunt was shot in the hip, while the mother was shot once in the chest.

The girl and her aunt are expected to make a full recovery, police said.

The gunman has been described as a “male in his 20s”.

A number of videos have been circulating since the incident, showing surveillance footage and comments from witnesses.

It has been reported that the girl was walking with two other children when she was shot.

Several of the videos have been seen as helping to identify the gunman, although police said on Wednesday they were still looking for witnesses.

In the wake of the shooting, Mayor Catherine Pugh pledged to end the “culture of chronic and chronic youth homelessness” in the city.

Last month, several demonstrations were held in Baltimore by survivors of sexual abuse to pressure authorities to protect children in need of help from sex offenders.

The protests follow the arrest of a 12-year-old Baltimore boy who they say was abused by three adults after he asked to use the bathroom.

ABC News contributed to this report

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