Three Year Old Reportedly Shot During West Texas Drug Raid


MIDLAND, Texas (AP) – A 3-year-old girl has been shot in a gunfight between police and 16-year-old male suspect during a drug raid at a West Texas house.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says Midland police officers were serving a search warrant at a house near Hogan Park in eastern Midland Wednesday night when a gunfight ensued with the teenage suspect that wounded the child. DPS Sgt. Oscar Villarreal said Friday that the girl was in stable condition at a hospital and the teen was taken into custody.

It was unclear if they were related, and Villarreal had no further information on the child.

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MIDLAND, Texas (AP) – A man says police in West Texas shot and injured his 3-year-old daughter and his teenage son as officers searched a home.

Luis Gomez told KOSA-TV that his daughter and son were shot around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home in Midland. Erin Bailey, a spokeswoman for city of Midland, confirmed that an officer-involved shooting took place but referred all other questions about it to the Texas Rangers.

A spokesman for the Texas Rangers didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment. Gomez says as police executed a search warrant at the home, his son was shot in the arm and his daughter was shot in the back. His son was taken into custody and his daughter is in a hospital.

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