A 7-year-old Houston-area boy was shot and killed Sunday while in bed, authorities mentioned.
Paul Vasquez was dwelling together with his mom and two older brothers when a sedan drove by the residence in the 13000 block of McNair Street, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office mentioned.
Multiple photographs had been fired into the house from the automobile, which was described as a white or gray, four-door automobile, authorities mentioned.
Responding deputies discovered the boy shot in the chest. He was hit while he was in bed and was in a position to rise up and inform his mother that he was shot earlier than collapsing, Fox Houston reported. Vasquez was taken to a hospital the place he was pronounced lifeless.
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Harris County deputies stand close to markers and a baby bike on the scene the place bullets had been fired into a house Sunday night time, killing a 7-year-old boy. (Fox Houston)
Investigators haven’t decided a motive for the shooting and no arrests have been made.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez mentioned he was “outraged” to study of the shooting.
“A toddler was killed and throughout a drive-by shooting this morning. This is the day by day toll of gun violence. Gun violence in the US can’t be seen as a solitary subject,” he tweeted. “Let’s not settle for day by day gun violence as our norm. Our hearts exit to all these grieving in the wake of those shootings. We can and we should do extra to cease gun violence.”