‘A pathetic act’ | 2-year-old girl killed in drive-by shooting; SAPD looking for a suspect

SAPD chief William McManus said there were five other children in the house. Detectives believe they have a lead on a suspect.

SAN ANTONIO – A 2-year-old girl was shot and killed at an apparent northside drive-by on Monday afternoon, officials say, and the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) is still looking for the killer .

SAPD chief William McManus said the call came in around 1:30 pm from the 100 block of Future Drive. When officers arrived, he said, they found the child dead in a house.

Five other children aged between 2 and 6 were also inside the house, but they were not injured.

“This was a pathetic act by someone who really didn’t care who would be hurt in that house, who might be hurt in that house,” McManus said. “A 2-year-old boy standing in front of the door was knocked over.”

McManus said investigators believe a single incident led to this shooting, adding that police have information about an as-yet-unidentified potential suspect. He said the police are working to track down that individual.

He clarified that, as far as police know, the children in the house were not the intended target.

McManus added that it appears a woman in the house was babysitting neighborhood children, but that information could change. He said CPS had been notified of the shooting.

This is a developing story. Check back on KENS5.com for updates.

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