2-year-old girl killed in North Side drive-by shooting, San Antonio police chief says

SAN ANTONIO – A 2-year-old girl is dead after a drive-by shooting on the city’s North Side, according to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.

Police were called to a home in the 100 block of Future Drive for a shooting call around 1:30 p.m. on Monday.

They arrived to find the child had been standing close to the front door and was hit by a bullet, killing her, according to McManus.

The chief said there were five other children, between 2 and 6 years old, inside the home. None of them were hurt.

Police have a suspect lead but could not reveal that person’s identity at this time, McManus said.

“The person who did this — this is a pathetic act, where no consideration about who might be hurt as a result of this shooting. Absolutely pathetic.”

Neighbors told police the woman who lives in the home is a babysitter for area children. McManus said Child Protective Services would be looking into those claims.

The chief said the shooting happened at a home that was not problematic, and a single incident led up to the drive-by shooting.

McManus said the child who died was not a target as far as police know.

He stressed that the information given at the scene is preliminary and is subject to change pending further investigation.

KSAT will update you on any new developments as more information becomes available.

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