Police said a 9-month-old boy sitting in a stroller being pushed by his mother on a Central California sidewalk was shot to death after someone opened fire from a car.
The Merced Police Department said in a statement that the mother was walking with her boyfriend on a street in Mercedes on Wednesday when a car was approaching and one of the occupants opened fire.
The department said police officers responded to reports of a shooting and found the mother and child inside McDonald’s a block from where the child was shot.
The child was declared dead on the spot. He was later identified as Darius King Grigsby, officials said.
Police said spies are campaigning in the area for witnesses and video surveillance.
Merced is about 80 miles east of San Jose.
Police have not identified any suspect or motive behind the shooting. Officers with any information about the shooting should contact Sergeant Calvin Heygood at 209-385-6998 or by email at email@example.com or Detective Steven Odom at 209-388-7814 or odms@cityofmerced. org to be contacted via email.