Authorities say a 6-year-old girl was shot and killed after a confrontation at a car club meetup in San Antonio, Texas, FOX 29 reported.
The girl, identified as Saryah Perez by the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office, was shot in the chest while sitting in the passenger’s seat of a vehicle at around 11 p.m. Sunday, according to FOX 29. Fox News reported that the girl’s mother, who remained nameless, was also grazed by a bullet in the back. During a car club meetup, which FOX 29 reported occurred at an intersection on Sunday evening, a disturbance led to a male opening fire at a car as it drove away. Witnesses claim the man fired shots from a blue Ford Crown Victoria, according to FOX 29.
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After Perez was shot, she was taken to a nearby hospital and eventually succumbed to her wounds, FOX 29 reported.
San Antonio Police Public Information Officer Alisia Pruneda told Fox News that “At this time, there have been no arrests in this case”; however, authorities added that an individual has been detained for questioning. “The case is open and investigation very active,” Pruneda told Fox News. (RELATED: Hundreds Of Children Were Shot In 2020 and Into 2021. Many Of Their Assailants Have Not Been Caught)
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Police spokesman Cory Schuler called the shooting “a very unfortunate event,” according to Fox News.
“We’re going to do our best to bring whoever is responsible to justice,” Schuler added.