Toddler sitting in stroller killed in drive-by shooting in Laredo


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.

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