APD asking for information from public in infant shooting investigation
AUSTIN,Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - We are learning more about a shooting that critically-injured a 10-month old baby, in North Austin.
Chief Brian Manley said the department is doing everything in its power to make an arrest.
Officers arrived at the unit in question at Garden Villas Apartment complex in North Austin Sunday night to find a man and his baby both wounded.
The man was treated and released from the hospital however the chief says his baby had multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Dell Children’s Medical Center for emergency surgery.
“We could not have a more innocent victim than a 10-month-old child merely sleeping on the sofa when bullet rang through the front door,” said Chief Brian Manley, Austin Police Department.
Manley updated the public Tuesday, saying the baby went into another surgery and remains in critical but stable condition. Police initially thought this was a drive by shooting but they quickly ruled that out.
"Further investigation has revealed the occupants of the apartment actually received a knock at the door and within a matter of seconds of receiving the knock on the door, shots were fired through the door into the apartment, and those shots struck that 10-month old child as he lied on the sofa inside and as the father ran into the room to retrieve that child, he too was struck by the gunfire," said Manley.
Police have two persons of interest:
-A man who they can't provide a description for yet
-Hispanic or White female 5’2 and around 120 pounds.
She had on turquoise or blue hoodie with pink flowers.
Manley said the pair were at the door before the shooting.
If you have any information call Crime stoppers at 512-472-8477.
You can report information anonymously.