A 20-year-old mother driving down Sunrise Boulevard Saturday was “shot at multiple times,” but the shooters managed only to hit her child, Plantation police said.
Police said the 5-year-old was “grazed by a bullet” and hospitalized with “serious, but non-life threatening injuries.”
This happened in the 6900 block of West Sunrise Boulevard around 10:15 p.m. and the investigation halted traffic in the area for about four hours.
According to police radio transmissions, the woman called 911 “hysterically” and reported that her baby was shot during a drive-by shooting. She said someone started firing at her car near Plantation High School.
Police at the scene identified the car shot at as a gray Toyota Corolla, according to the transmissions. An officer said the car was “in pieces:” the rear windows were blown out, and there were bullet holes on the driver’s side of the vehicle. There were also four rounds on the ground.
According to the transmissions, the mother and child were transported to Plantation General Hospital.
Anyone who wants to be eligible for a reward leading to the arrest of the shooter or shooters can reach out anonymously to Broward Crime Stoppers either online or by calling 954-493-8477 (TIPS).
This report will be updated as more information becomes available.