84ºF

Surveillance video released of vehicle involved in 1-year-old child's shooting

HOUSTON – Take a close look at the surveillance images.

In them, you can see the vehicles police say were involved in the shooting of a 1-year-old child two weeks ago near Mullins Drive and Beechnut Street in southwest Houston.

"When I got home I saw the bullet hole in the car. And I opened the car door and saw blood in his car seat and just panicked," the victim's mother said.

The mother, who didn't want to be identified, said she and her two children were driving home and passing another vehicle when several shots were fired.

Her son was hit in both legs.

"The bullet hit an inch below his torso. It's a 9 millimeter bullet versus a baby," said the mother.

The mother says her child has since been treated and released from the hospital.

[WATCH: Jackwood child shot in leg surveillance video]

Two surveillance videos of the suspect cars can be viewed here and here.

More than anything, the child's mother is grateful her son is still alive.

"There's not a night since the incident that I haven't thought about how close I came to losing him completely," the mother said.

While the child's road to recovery is just getting started, the hunt for the shooters who are responsible is still on.

Police want anyone with information on either the gray Nissan Maxima with left front end damage or the black Nissan Versa to come forward.

They're hoping for an arrest in the case, just as much as the victim's mother is.

"I'm angry that a senseless act of violence almost took my baby from me. And I want someone to face justice for their actions," the child's mother said.

Download the Click2Houston news app in your app store to stay up-to-date with the latest news while you're on the go.

Sign up for KPRC 2 newsletters to get breaking news, sports, entertainment, contests and more delivered straight to your email inbox.


About the Authors: