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Year-old child killed in drive-by shooting in South Texas

Posted: 11:52 AM, Jun 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-01 12:52:31-04

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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