- Rene Blancas, three, of San Antonio, Texas, was in the back seat of a car when he was fatally shot by a single bullet fired during a drive-by shooting
- The bullet entered through the trunk and car seat back before striking Blancas
- Police are searching for the car and identity of the person who shot Blancas
- The shooting incident is being investigated as a capital murder investigation
A three-year-old boy riding in his family’s car has died after being struck by a bullet that tore through the trunk before hitting him.
Rene Blancas, three, was in the back seat of the car, at the corner of Briggs Avenue at New Laredo Highway in San Antonio, Texas, when his vehicle was approached from behind by another car. According to authorities, someone in the second car fired one shot into Blancas’ car before speeding away.
Police said the bullet traveled through the trunk and seat back before striking Blancas in the head, The Express-News reported.
Rene Blancas, three, was in the back seat of his family’s car when a drive-by shooter shot at the car. The bullet passed through the trunk and seat back before striking him on Saturday night
The unidentified female driver of Blancas’ car then transported the injured child to nearby Southwest General Hospital. From there, Blancas was airlifted to University Hospital, where he was eventually pronounced dead.
The incident took place on Saturday at about 11.20pm.
Police in San Antonio, Texas are trying to determine the identity of the person who opened fired on the car. Spokesperson Romana Lopez said on Sunday that police were seeking a gold or beige 2000 model Honda Civic in the capital murder investigation, according to KFSM.
Authorities haven’t released a possible motive for the shooting or stated whether the occupants of the vehicles know each other.
The intersection where the drive-by shooting incident took place late on Saturday night
According to a GoFundMe page, apparently set up by a relative to help cover expenses while his parents take time off from work to grieve, Blancas loved to play baseball and was attending a new school.
Blancas leaves behind his parents, Rene Sr. and Melanie Blancas, as well as a baby sister.