1-year-old expected to survive after drive-by shooting in southwest Houston, police say

HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after a 1-year-old boy was shot during a drive-by in southwest Houston on Sunday, police said.

Officers said it happened in the 5400 block of Renwick at 10:20 a.m. when a woman was walking home from the store with her 1-year-old son.

According to HPD Assistant Chief Pattican, the woman heard several gunshots and then rushed home. Pattican said when the woman got home, she initially thought she was shot because she saw blood, but then realized the blood was her son’s.

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Police said the child was shot in the abdomen. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Officers said the baby will survive, but the investigation is ongoing.

“We are not exactly sure where the scene occurred. We are looking for the crime scene. We are asking the public if they saw or heard anything please come forward and let us know so we can do an investigation,” Assistant Chief Cantu said.

According to the child’s mother, she saw a black Sedan drive by when the shooting occurred.

Investigators are unsure of what led up to the shooting.