2-year-old girl killed in drive-by shooting, suspect at large – SAPD investigates
A tragic incident unfolded on the North side in San Antonio on Monday afternoon, involving the shooting of a two-year-old girl in an apparent drive-by. Officials have informed the public that the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) is still searching for the shooter.
SAPD Chief William McManus indicated the shots-fired call came in at around 1:30 p.m. from the 100 block of Future Drive, and responding officers found the toddler dead in a home. Shockingly, there were five other children aged between two and six situated inside the house; however, they remain unharmed.
Explaining the situation further, Chief McManus revealed that police believed the intended target was not any of the children inside the house. Rather, it appears that a woman in the house was babysitting neighbourhood children on the day in question. The SAPD Chief emphasised that: “This was a pathetic act by someone who really didn’t care who was going to be hurt in that house, who could have been hurt in that house. A 2-year-old baby who happened to be standing in front of the door was struck down.”
With regards to the investigation, police have shared a photo of a black Chevy truck featuring chrome rims and a temporary license plate that they believe was involved in the incident, “It was seen fleeing the location after the shooting occurred,” SAPD revealed. Authorities believe that a single occurrence led to the shooting and that they have a lead on a potential suspect, who remains unidentified. The police department is now working to track this individual down.
Regarding the babysitter’s safety protocols, Chief McManus added that the Children’s Protective Services (CPS) had been notified about the shooting. It appears that the babysitter was overseeing her responsibilities competently, and the children’s parents will undoubtably work closely with SAPD to shed light on the case.
The community is understandably shaken, and this appears to be a developing story. People can expect frequent updates as SAPD focuses their efforts on identifying and capturing the suspect involved. The SAPD and its community partners will undoubtedly work to admonish those responsible for their reprehensible actions.
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