Police in Boston are searching for the man who shot a toddler in the city's Roxbury neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
According to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, the two-year-old girl was in the back seat of a vehicle on Degautier Way when a bullet meant for her father, struck her in her hand and leg.
Evans said he visited the girl at Boston Medical Center where she was dropped off. She was alert and is expected to make a full recovery.
The commissioner said he is frustrated that the girl's father is not cooperating with authorities and that he is a known gang member to police.
“Everyone should be outraged when we have a young, two-year-old who's going to be fine, but when people aren't stepping up and cooperating including the father,” said Evans. “Unfortunately, too often we don't get the cooperation that can stop this senseless violence.”
Neighbor Dorothy Flemming is also frustrated. Her car window was shot out during the incident.
“I can't go to work now so it takes a lot from me now,” she said.
Police said they are searching for a man with a beard who was riding a Honda motor scooter up and down Winslow Street at the time of the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact Boston Police at 1-800-494-tips.