Toddler injured in possible drive-by shooting Monday night

Lubbock police are investigating a shooting in East Lubbock.
Lubbock police are investigating a shooting in East Lubbock.(Lubbock Police Department)
Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 1:42 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2021 at 2:28 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Lubbock police are investigating a possible drive-by shooting that injured a 2-year-old boy Monday night.

Just after 10:00 p.m., officers were called to UMC after a child was taken to the emergency room by private vehicle with moderate injuries. Officers interviewed witnesses at the hospital.

The child’s mother told police he was playing outside with a friend near East 9th and Zenith Ave. When she went to pick him up, she was told by a friend that “a black car came by and shot” at the home. While the mom was headed to take her child to the emergency room, she was stopped by the child’s aunt because her taillights were not working properly.

The aunt told police she drove the mother and child to the emergency room. The mother parked her car at the aunt’s old house near East 13th and MLK Blvd., according to the police report.

Police later found her car parked outside the home. Additionally, officers did not find any signs of a shooting outside the home near East 9th and Zenith, where the mother told police the toddler was playing outside.

While speaking with officers outside the ER, the mother “became agitated” and was placed in handcuffs. Eventually she calmed down and was taken to the Lubbock Police Department to speak with investigators. The child remained at the hospital for treatment.

Investigators are still working to determine if a drive-by shooting took place.

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