3-year-old boy killed in drive-by shooting on Southside identified

(SBG San Antonio photo)

Police are investigating what led to the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old Saturday night.

Officers were called to Southwest General Hospital for a child with a gunshot wound. When officers arrived, the child's family said they were in their car at New Laredo Highway and Briggs Ave when a car suddenly opened fire on them.

Three-year-old Rene Blancas was in the backseat of the family's car and hit in the head by a bullet. The family took him to Southwest General Hospital for treatment, but he was later airlifted to University Hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police are now searching for a gold or beige 4-door 2000 model Honda Civic in connection to the capital murder last night.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (210) 224-STOP.

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