LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A 1-year-old child in South Texas has died after being shot in the head during a drive-by shooting as he sat in his stroller.
Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza said Friday that Oliver Villarreal was with a 2-year-old sibling and their father when the shooting occurred early Thursday morning outside an apartment complex.
Baeza says shots came from a passing vehicle and it’s not clear who the gunman was targeting. No arrests have been made.
Oliver was rushed to a hospital where he died.
Baeza says the father had taken the children to the complex to visit someone there, and it’s not clear why he would take them at such a late hour.
He says the boy’s death is the fourth homicide in the city this year.