Richmond, CA – A one-year-old boy was hit by a stray bullet during a California shooting on Thursday, March 28.
Authorities are currently looking for the individual responsible for firing at least four shots in the Iron Triangle neighborhood on Thursday afternoon. A 1-year-old boy and man on a bicycle were treated for injuries after both were shot by the gunman.
Police said the boy was and his father were inside their home when the unidentified person started shooting. The child was reportedly hit in the neck by a bullet after it went through a window.
The 1-year-old was taken to Children’s Hospital in Oakland for treatment. He is expected to survive after undergoing emergency surgery.
“This shouldn’t happen, my son didn’t do nothing to nobody, I didn’t do nothing to nobody. I go to work and come home you know. And it’s not my fault I live in a certain area,” father Rosshan Ali told KGO-TV.
Ali explained that the child’s mother was in the shower when the shooting started. The boy’s father said the 1-year-old was being held by his grandmother when he was injured.
“As far as I know my mom was inside watching him,” Rosshan said. “Like I said, my fiance came home from work. She was in the shower, and next thing you know, shots fired and my mom grabbed him and ran into the kitchen.”
Richmond police are currently offering a $25,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of the man responsible for the shooting. Investigators aren’t sure what prompted the attack.
“You have a one-year-old child who was literally in the arms of the grandparents. They are feeding him and bullets come into the house,” Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus explained.
He added, “I am really angry about this. I am sickened, I am appalled. This is completely unacceptable and it is our highest priority to catch those who are involved.”
Fortunately, the 1-year-old boy who was hit in the neck by a stray bullet is expected to recover. Authorities are still searching for the gunman as of this writing.
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