Florida Baby Struck By Bullet From Drive-By While Sleeping

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A baby is recovering after authorities in Florida say she was struck by a bullet from a drive-by shooting as she slept in her home.

Pasco County Sheriff’s spokesman Kevin Doll said multiple shots were fired outside the 1-year-old girl’s house in New Port Richey late Sunday.

Doll says the child was struck in the wrist. She was taken to a hospital and her condition isn’t thought to be life-threatening. The girl’s name was not released.

Investigators say the shooting doesn’t appear to be random. In a news release early Monday, Doll said the child’s mother is a “documented gang member.”

The case remains under investigation.

New Port Richey is north of Tampa on Florida’s Gulf coast.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

Best Holiday Volunteer Opportunities for the Family in Tampa BayGet the family together to make a difference in the Tampa Bay community this holiday season.
CBS Tampa’s Social Media LinksFollow us!

Listen Live