Thanksgiving evening turned tragic for one household in Ohio when a 3-year-old boy was fatally shot earlier than the eyes of his household in a drive-by capturing alongside a serious interstate, police mentioned.

Little Malachi Barnes was driving in a automobile pushed by his father, Anthony Barnes, at about 9 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 75, simply north of the Maumee River, when one other automobile pulled as much as the automobile and somebody inside opened hearth, the Toledo Police Division mentioned.

Malachi was within the backseat of the automobile, which was additionally holding two different youngsters believed to be Anthony Barnes’ kids, The Blade newspaper reported.

The mortally wounded baby was rushed to Mercy Well being St. Vincent Medical Middle the place he later died, the information outlet reported.

A 10-year-old boy who was additionally within the automobile suffered a lower from damaged glass and the opposite baby, a 2-year-old, was not injured, in line with The Blade.

Toledo Police Division spokeswoman Lt. Kevan Toney instructed the information outlet that authorities are investigating whether or not the slain baby’s father was focused within the capturing or if it was a case of mistaken id.

No arrests have been made within the homicide.

Police are asking anybody with data on the capturing to CrimeStopper program at 419-255-1111.

“Now you understand that a 3-year-old was killed,” Toney instructed The Blade. “That’s in your conscience for those who don’t name the police and inform us what you understand.”

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