2-year-old dead, father and friend injured when gunmen open fire into open garage, cops say

A Texas family is mourning the death of a toddler this week in a residential shooting that left two other victims injured.

According to the New York Post, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office confirmed deputies responded to a residence in the northeastern section of the county late Tuesday evening in response to reports of a violent home invasion.

Upon arrival at the unit in the Trailing Vine apartment complex, Lt. Robert Minchew indicated that officers identified three male victims. Emergency medical personnel reportedly pronounced the toddler dead at the scene.

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The other two victims were identified as the deceased child’s father and a friend. Police reports indicate they were all seated inside a garage when two subjects approached through the open door and began shooting.

The 2-year-old boy’s mother and the couple’s newborn baby were inside when the woman heard what she initially believed to be fireworks, as reported by the Dallas Morning News. She was allegedly “accosted” by one of the suspects when she went to check on the situation.

Reports claim the armed individual demanded money and the woman told him she didn’t have any. Additional details were scant as of the latest updates available but police believe the two gunmen are black males between their mid-20s and mid-30s. One suspect was reportedly wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and the other was wearing a black one.

As of the latest reports available, there had been no arrests. The boy’s father was listed in critical condition and the other man was in stable condition.

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[Featured image: Harris County Sheriff]