Sleeping baby injured in drive-by shooting


PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFLA) – A baby sound asleep inside a Port Richey home was shot during a drive-by and deputies are looking for the person who opened fire.

Investigators rushed to the home in the 7300 block of Westcott Drive around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, when they got a 911 call about multiple shots fired into the home.

The baby girl was sleeping in a front bedroom and was shot once in the wrist, a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said. She was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, the spokesman said.

Deputies say the shooting does not appear to be random and the mother of the infant is a “documented gang member.”

A large section of the neighborhood is blocked off as the investigation continues.

No arrests have been made and the sheriff’s office hasn’t release a description of the vehicle involved in the incident.

No one else in the home was injured.

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