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Deadly Drive-By Shooting Of 3-Year-Old Girl Reportedly Started From A Facebook Argument — Video

A 3-year-old little girl from Huntsville, Alabama was shot and killed during a drive-by following an argument over a joke posted on Facebook. 

Martin Evenes and Dominique Russell, both 26, appeared in court, where the judge ruled there is probably cause for capital murder charges in the March 7 death of 3-year-old Livia Robinson.

Brittany Kingston, 27, has also been charged in the killing.

Police identified Evenes as the shooter, Russell as the driver, and Kingston as a passenger. 

Testimony in court revealed that a Facebook fight led to the drive-by shooting.

Police stated that Livia wasn't the target of the shooting, revealing it was actually her mother's friend, Ashley Brown, who has a child with Evenes. 

A witness told police Evenes was trying to shoot Brown because of an ongoing argument that began with a Facebook post.

Evenes had jokingly posted on Facebook that his new girlfriend had assaulted him. The post was sent to Brown, which kicked off an argument between Brown and Kingston.

Things escalated to include Evenes, as well as Livia's mother, Demetrius McComb.

The feud later led to the drive-by shooting that left Livia dead later that evening at around 6:30 p.m. on March 7. 

Livia was home with her mother, father and Brown and was standing at the screen door when multiple shots were fired. It was first believed that the toddler was asleep on the couch.

The mother told police she saw Evenes point the gun and fire. 

Russell was the driver of the car and Kingston was in the back seat of the vehicle, according to police reports.

One bullet struck a metal piece on the screen door, which deflected and fatally struck Livia.

Livia's father, Leonard Robinson, told police he heard the gunfire but didn't realize his daughter had been hit until the girl walked toward the couch and collapsed. He rushed over to his daughter, who was bleeding from a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

Evenes and Kingston were arrested at an apartment complex on Mason Court. Russell was captured at his home on Ninth Avenue.

Evenes initially denied any involvement in the shooting. 

Russell, who provided the gun that Evenes used in the drive-by, didn't know a little girl had been killed until after his interview with police. He then surrendered the gun to investigators.

District Judge Patty Demos found probable cause for the capital murder charge.

A grand jury will now consider the evidence against both men, who are currently behind bars in the Madison County Jail without bail.

If convicted of capital murder, the suspects face either the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

Huntsville Mayor, Tommy Battle, released a statement on the tragic shooting of Livia. 

Battle stated, "An innocent child is dead because of a senseless shooting evolving from an argument among reckless adults. No matter the root cause, this is criminal behavior, which we will not tolerate in Huntsville. Our investigators have been working all night on the case, made three arrests this morning, and we will prosecute those involved with capital murder."

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