Police in Oakland, California, are looking into a report that a 1-year-old girl was shot while riding in a car on Monday.
ShotSpotter was turned on just after 6 p.m. (9 p.m. ET), which is when officers were first sent to the scene, according to the Oakland Police Department.
Police say that when they got there, the 1-year-old appeared to have been shot.
The child was taken to a children’s hospital, where his or her state was said to be stable as of early Tuesday morning.
NBC Bay Area says that the baby was in a red car when she was shot.
The nearby Saba Gift Market’s surveillance cameras caught a red sedan pulling up to a fire station. The car’s passengers appeared to get out and bang on the fire station’s doors to get help, the outlet said.
The tweet below confirms the news:
Police in California are investigating after a 1-year-old girl was allegedly shot while riding in a car in Oakland on Monday. https://t.co/UkG2RIuug1
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 25, 2023
Witness Abdul Farahn told NBC Bay Area, “I just heard people screaming and banging, so I ran out and saw the camera right here.”
“I run out, and yeah, I see the baby,” Farahn said. “She was on the floor, and I think they were giving her CPR to help her breathe.”
The Oakland Fire Department told NBC Bay Area that firefighters helped the baby girl before an ambulance came. The baby girl had been shot and was taken to the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. As of early Tuesday, no one knew what was wrong with the baby.
A picture that NBC Bay Area shared of the red sedan in which the child was said to have been riding shows that bullet holes are all over the car.
Police haven’t said whether they think this was a random or planned killing, and they haven’t named any suspects in the case.
Authorities have asked anyone who knows anything about the killing to call the Felony Assault Unit of the Oakland Police Department.
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