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3-year-old girl killed in Puerto Rico shooting

11 September 2016, 18:50

San Juan — Police say unidentified people with guns have shot at a vehicle headed to a church service in Puerto Rico and killed a 3-year-old girl inside.

Police spokeswoman Maria del Pilar Bon says Nayelis Sofia Manso died shortly after being taken by paramedics to a hospital following the Saturday night attack. She received three wounds — two of them in her head — as she traveled in the vehicle with her mother and step-father in Parcelas Vieques about 40 km east of San Juan.

Also read: Puerto Rico seizes $12M worth of cocaine abandoned at sea

Step-father Frankie Osorio was driving the car. The 26-year-old suffered gunshot wounds to his stomach and arms and was taken to a San Juan hospital. The child's mother was not wounded.

Authorities are investigating the motive for the attack.

- AP


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